Complication rates after hip or knee arthroplasty in morbidly obese patients.

  title={Complication rates after hip or knee arthroplasty in morbidly obese patients.},
  author={Richard Joel Friedman and Susanne Hess and Scott D. Berkowitz and Martin Homering},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  volume={471 10},
BACKGROUND Morbid obesity has been shown to be a risk factor for increased complications after THA and TKA; however, large studies that would determine the effect size are lacking. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES The purposes of this study were to determine whether morbid obesity increased the risk of: (1) venous thromboembolism (VTE), (2) bleeding, (3) other adverse events, and (4) infections during the early postoperative period (up to 6 to 8 weeks) after THA or TKA? METHODS Data from the REgulation… CONTINUE READING
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