Journal article

Early outcomes and complications following joint arthroplasty in obese patients: A review of the published reports

Michelle M Dowsey, Peter FM Choong

ANZ Journal of Surgery | WILEY | Published : 2008


The incidence of obesity and the number of hip arthroplasties being carried out in Australia each year are significantly increasing. There is an overrepresentation of obesity among patients presenting for elective orthopaedic surgery. The aim of this study was to present a review of published works reporting on obesity and joint replacement surgery in terms of early clinical, functional and quality-of-life outcomes. We conducted a metasearch of databases, including PubMed, Web of Science and The Cochrane Library, from January 1990 to May 2007. Studies published in English with a primary intention of exploring the relationship between obesity and joint arthroplasty were reviewed and results s..

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