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Foot, Knee and Hip Pain a Problem in Obese Children

(From the November 2012 Issue of MedStat)

Pain in the lower extremities — feet, ankles, knees and hips — contributes to both poor physical function and a reduced quality of life in obese children, according to a new study by Dr. Sharon Bout-Tabaku and colleagues, from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University. Their work shows that obese children with lower extremity pain have worse physical function and poorer psychological health than obese children without lower extremity pain. Their findings appear online in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® at ClinOrthop.org.

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