Do obese children get more joint injuries?

flickr.com/photos /r4vi/ 2316877289/Do we need a study to evaluate this?   Apparently so.  And, yes!  Overweight children are 18% more likely to have lower extremity injuries compared to normal weight children.  The risk increases to 24% in obese children and 34% more likely in extremely obese children.   Good news is that obese children are not at increased risk of upper extremity injuries.

The recommendations should be to discourage obesity in children.  Good diets.  Healthy snacks.  Exercise daily.

Hope this helps.

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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