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Do Older Adults with Low Muscle Mass or Strength, in the Presence of Obesity, Have an Increased Risk of Joint Replacement Over 13 Years?

Balogun, Saliu; Graves, Stephen E.; Lorimer, Michelle; Cicuttini, Flavia; Scott, David; Jones, Graeme; Aitken, Dawn


This study aims to assess whether older adults with low muscle mass or strength, in the presence of obesity, have an increased risk of knee (TKR) and hip replacement (THR) over 13 years. 1082 community-dwelling older adults (51% women; mean age 62.9 - 7.5 years) were studied at baseline and multiple time points over 13 years. The incidence of TKR and THR was determined by data linkage to National Joint Replacement Registry. Appendicular lean and fat mass were measured using DXA. Lower-limb...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020-04-28
Type: Journal article
Source: Calcified Tissue International
DOI: 10.1007/s00223-020-00698-z
Access Rights: Open Access


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