The impact of obesity on weight change and outcomes at 12 months in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty
Michelle M Dowsey, Danny Liew, James D Stoney, Peter FM Choong
MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2010
OBJECTIVES: To establish the rate of clinically significant weight change after 12 months in patients who have had a primary total hip arthroplasty (THA); to identify patient characteristics that predicted weight loss or gain; and to compare clinical and functional outcomes between obese and non-obese patients. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Prospective study of 471 patients who underwent THA between 2006 and 2007 at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, a university-affiliated tertiary referral centre. Patients were classified as non-obese, obese and morbidly obese, and were assessed using the Harris Hip Score (HHS) and 12-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Inciden..View full abstract
Michelle Dowsey is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council postgraduate scholarship in public health. We would like to thank Eleanor Nemiro and Ceara Howley for assisting with data collection and recording the anthropomorphic measurements.