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What is dehydration effects on knees?

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Dr. Jack Farr
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Hydrate Cartilage

The cartilage covering the bones in the knee is made up of large molecules that have an affinity for water. They are held in place with a complex network of collagen.
This interplay is important for shock absorption, nutrition of the cartilage and maintaining a low friction surface. However, with standard levels of dehydration other organs will cause symptoms before the knees.

In brief: Hydrate Cartilage

The cartilage covering the bones in the knee is made up of large molecules that have an affinity for water. They are held in place with a complex network of collagen.
This interplay is important for shock absorption, nutrition of the cartilage and maintaining a low friction surface. However, with standard levels of dehydration other organs will cause symptoms before the knees.
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