Does morbid obesity affect the outcome of total hip replacement?: an analysis of 3290 THRs.

@article{McCalden2011DoesMO,
  title={Does morbid obesity affect the outcome of total hip replacement?: an analysis of 3290 THRs.},
  author={Richard W. McCalden and Kory D J Charron and Steven J Macdonald and Robert B. Bourne and Douglas D. R. Naudie},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2011},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={321-5}
}
We evaluated the outcome of primary total hip replacement (THR) in 3290 patients with the primary diagnosis of osteoarthritis at a minimum follow-up of two years. They were stratified into categories of body mass index (BMI) based on the World Health Organisation classification of obesity. Statistical analysis was carried out to determine if there was a difference in the post-operative Western Ontario and McMaster Universities osteoarthritis index, the Harris hip score and the Short-Form-12… CONTINUE READING

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