Dr. Christensen introduces himself and shares if knee arthritis is common on obese patients.
My name is Dr. Chris Christensen. I am the head of joint replacement at the Lexington Clinic in Lexington, Kentucky.
Obesity undeniably increases the rate of knee arthritis. The way it does that is probably through just an increase mass in the body creating more than normal forces passing off, passing through a, you know, given area, you know, that being the knee joint. And so when you have got more force per area over time, the cartilage will not tolerate that additional force and cartilage break down and arthritis results.
About Dr. Christensen, M.D.:
Dr. Christian Christensen, M.D., is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is orthopedic surgeon at Lexington Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky. He specializes in complex revision and primary hip and knee replacements, minimally invasive joint replacements, joint replacement alternatives, and accelerated rehabilitation following joint replacement.