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2024 Jun 24

Clin Rheumatol


Unravelling relationships between obesity, diabetes, and factors related to somatosensory functioning in knee osteoarthritis patients.


Meert L, Vervullens S, Heusdens CHW, Smeets RJEM, Meeus M, Mertens MGCAM


This study explores the association between obesity, diabetes, and somatosensory functioning in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), aiming to understand how metabolic conditions are related to pain mechanisms in this patient population. We hypothesized that higher body mass index (BMI), fat mass, and glycated hemoglobin levels (HbA1c) are associated with signs of altered somatosensory functioning.