Comorbidities increase complication rates in patients having arthroplasty.

@article{Jain2005ComorbiditiesIC,
  title={Comorbidities increase complication rates in patients having arthroplasty.},
  author={Nitin Jain and Ulrich Guller and Ricardo Pietrobon and Thomas K Bond and Laurence Debree Higgins},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2005},
  volume={435},
  pages={232-8}
}
UNLABELLED The objective of our study was to assess the effect of comorbidities (hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and their combinations) on postoperative complications and discharge status in patients having shoulder, hip, and knee arthroplasty (n = 959,839). The association between outcomes and each of the comorbidities was assessed using multivariable logistic regression after adjusting for age, race, household income, gender, and hospital volume. In the multivariable models, postoperative… CONTINUE READING
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