Obesity Epidemic: Is Its Impact on Total Joint Arthroplasty Underestimated? An Analysis of National Trends.

@article{George2017ObesityEI,
  title={Obesity Epidemic: Is Its Impact on Total Joint Arthroplasty Underestimated? An Analysis of National Trends.},
  author={Jaiben George and Alison K. Klika and Suparna M Navale and Jared M. Newman and Wael K. Barsoum and Carlos Andres Escalante Higuera},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2017},
  volume={475 7},
  pages={
          1798-1806
        }
}
BACKGROUND Obesity is a well-established risk factor for total joint arthroplasty (TJA) and a number of complications including prosthetic joint infection. The annual changes in the prevalence of obesity among primary, revision, and infected TJA has not been studied at a national level. Given the higher costs of complications of TJA, it is important to understand the association of obesity with the annual trends of revision and infected TJA. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES (1) Is the prevalence of obesity… CONTINUE READING
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