Complications of Morbid Obesity in Total Joint Arthroplasty: Risk Stratification Based on BMI.

@article{Ward2015ComplicationsOM,
  title={Complications of Morbid Obesity in Total Joint Arthroplasty: Risk Stratification Based on BMI.},
  author={Derek T Ward and Lionel Nicholas Metz and Patrick K Horst and Hubert T. Kim and Alfred C Kuo},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 9 Suppl},
  pages={42-6}
}
This study stratifies complication risk in primary total joint arthroplasty (TJA) based on body mass index (BMI). Demographics, co-morbidities, perioperative variables, and complications were reviewed for 22,808 patients. Chi-squared, one-way ANOVA, univariate and multivariable regression analysis were performed. Increasing BMI led to an increase (P<0.05) in combined complications, acute kidney injury (AKI), cardiac arrest (CA), reintubation, reoperation, and superficial infection (SI… CONTINUE READING

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