Knee replacement in morbidly obese women.

  title={Knee replacement in morbidly obese women.},
  author={James W. Pritchett and D T Bortel},
  journal={Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics},
  volume={173 2},
Sixty-six total knee replacements in 50 morbidly obese women with osteoarthritis were performed. The results in these patients were compared with 64 knee replacements in 50 nonobese women and with 50 obese women who did not have knee replacement operations. All obese patients were advised by a physician to lose weight and were counseled by a dietician. Five obese patients with six replaced knees and four nonobese patients were lost prior to follow-up study. Follow-up examinations were performed… CONTINUE READING


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