Osteoarthritis Led To Knee Surgery, Not Workouts: Jane Fonda

by VR Sreeraman on  June 24, 2009 at 4:44 PM Celebrity Health News   - G J E 4
 Osteoarthritis Led To Knee Surgery, Not Workouts: Jane Fonda
American actress Jane Fonda has slammed reports that her famous "workouts" were the cause of her recent knee replacement surgery.

Fonda, 71, who insists she suffers from a hereditary form of arthritis, had surgery for her left knee, and critics have claimed that it would not have been necessary had it not been for her excessive exercise regime.

An online report suggested the fitness fanatic's famous Jane Fonda Workout programmes, which became cult viewing in the late 1970s and 1980s, were to blame.

But the actress has insisted that bad genes were the real cause, and not exercising.

"A recent article in the Daily Mail (newspaper) reports that my knee replacement surgery was the result of years of repetitive pounding from doing my Jane Fonda Workout programs," Contactmusic quoted her as writing in a post-surgery blog.

"Wrong! It is a result of osteoarthritis which my father, Henry Fonda, also suffered from, as does my brother, Peter, who may need hip replacement soon.

"You never saw them doing the Jane Fonda Workouts.

"My family's osteoarthritis (the gradual disappearance of joint cartilage) is a matter of genes, not working out," she wrote.

The actress adds that she's amazed her fitness routines were singled out for blame, considering she has famously abused her body in other ways throughout her life.

"I am sure that my 25 years of eating disorders didn't help the condition, and perhaps my decade of running made it worse. But sooner or later I would have needed joint replacement even if I had been totally sedentary," she added.

Source: ANI

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Once again, like during Vietnam, Jane Fonda demonstrates her ... shall we say, lack of knowledge. While there is a genetic component to osteoarthritis (and hello ... every disease has a genetic component), there is also a substantial environmental component. I predicted years ago that she would beat up her weightbearing joints (including her spine) with her workout and lo and behold ... Why? Because patients who were doing her workouts were coming in with all kind of symptoms. So many of these celebrity exercise people claim to be knowledgeable about exercise but really don't under the biomechanical, neurophysiologal, and pathological issues that are involved. So much for amateurs.

aoaoao Sunday, July 12, 2009

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