Overweight preoperatively impairs clinical outcome after knee arthroplasty

  title={Overweight preoperatively impairs clinical outcome after knee arthroplasty},
  author={Anette Liljens\oe and Jens Ole Lauersen and Kjeld S\oballe and Inger Mechlenburg},
  booktitle={Acta orthopaedica},
BACKGROUND Obesity contributes much to the development of knee osteoarthritis. However, the association between obesity and outcome after knee replacement is controversial. We investigated whether there was an association between the preoperative body mass index (BMI) of patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and their quality of life (QoL) and physical function 3-5 years after surgery. METHODS 197 patients who had undergone primary TKA participated in a 3-5 year follow-up study… CONTINUE READING
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