Effect of leisure time physical activity on severe knee or hip osteoarthritis leading to total joint replacement: a population-based prospective cohort study Full Text
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 05/22/2012
Ageberg E et al. – In this population–based study of middle–aged men and women, leisure time physical activity showed no consistent overall relationship with incidence of severe knee or hip osteoarthritis (OA), defined as joint replacement due to OA, over 11 years. For women, higher leisure time physical activity may have a protective role for the incidence of hip replacement. Walking may have a protective role for hip replacement, specifically for women.