Comorbidity, Obesity, and Exercise Therapy in Patients with Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis

  • Mariëtte de Rooij
  • Willem F. Lems
  • Marike van der Leeden
  • Joost DekkerEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Specialty Topics in Behavioral Medicine book series (BRIEFSSPETOBEME)


Comorbidity and overweight are highly prevalent in patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis. This chapter addresses comorbidity and overweight in osteoarthritis, and adaptations of exercise therapy required because of comorbidity and overweight.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mariëtte de Rooij
    • 1
  • Willem F. Lems
    • 2
  • Marike van der Leeden
    • 1
  • Joost Dekker
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Amsterdam Rehabilitation Research Center ∣ ReadeAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of RheumatologyVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of PsychiatryVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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