Does pediatric body mass index affect surgical outcomes of lower-extremity external fixation?

Abstract

BACKGROUND Obese patients are highly prevalent in the pediatric orthopaedic surgeon's practice and obesity is an increasing issue in the United States. Increased body mass index (BMI) has been associated with increased complications in pediatric orthopaedic patients, but no study has looked specifically at external fixation. The purpose of this study was to… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000273

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