Symptomatic, Biomechanical and Radiographic Outcomes in Knee Osteoarthritis Following Gastric Bypass Surgery
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
Weight is a risk factor for knee osteoarthritis
Knee osteoarthritis is associated with abnormal gait biomechanics
Gait biomechanics are evaluated in gastric bypass patients before and after losing 100 pounds.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Symptomatic, Biomechanical and Radiographic Outcomes in Knee Osteoarthritis Following Gastric Bypass Surgery|
|Study Start Date:||February 2003|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||May 2006|
Weight is a major risk factor for development of knee osteoarthritis, but not hip or ankle arthritis. One possible mechanism for this is the generation of abnormal gait biomechanics secondary to obesity that are conducive to the development of knee osteoarthritis.
We evaluate gait biomechanics, knee symptoms and knee radiographs in 35 obese patients before and after gastric bypass surgery to determine the effect of significant weight loss on gait biomechanics, knee symptoms and knee radiographs.
|United States, Ohio|
|University Hospitals of Cleveland|
|Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106|
|Principal Investigator:||Michele M Hooper, MD, MS||University Hospitals of Cleveland|