Men's weight can determin hip replacement

May 28, 2008 1:26:59 PM PDT
Extra weight can hurt joints. And gender could affect how well you handle it.

A new study in the annals of rheumatic diseases reports heavy men are more likely to need hip replacement than men of normal weight.

However, the same may not be true for women.

The study found extra weight is a factor when it comes to knee replacements in both sexes.