Does weight loss decrease pain in obese patients with osteoarthritis of the knee?

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Does weight loss decrease pain in obese patients with osteoarthritis of the knee?

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Title: Does weight loss decrease pain in obese patients with osteoarthritis of the knee?
Author: Varacallo, Christopher P.; Kelly, Robert B.
Keywords: knee pain
weight management
pain relief
osteoarthritis
Date: 2012-10
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 15(10) 2012: 06-07.
Series/Report no.: Help Desk Answers
Abstract: Weight loss of any magnitude can improve symptoms of knee pain and improve knee function in obese patients with osteoarthritis (SOR: A, consistent RCTs).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/15748

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