Percent body fat more associated with perioperative risks after total joint arthroplasty than body mass index.

@article{Ledford2014PercentBF,
  title={Percent body fat more associated with perioperative risks after total joint arthroplasty than body mass index.},
  author={Cameron K. Ledford and Ramon A Ruberte Thiele and J Stephen Appleton and Robert J. Butler and Samuel Secord Wellman and David E. Attarian and Robin Queen and Michael Paul Bolognesi},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2014},
  volume={29 9 Suppl},
  pages={150-4}
}
Understanding the impact of obesity on elective total joint arthroplasty (TJA) remains critical. Perioperative outcomes were reviewed in 316 patients undergoing primary TJA. Higher percent body fat (PBF) was associated with postoperative blood transfusion, increased hospital length of stay (LOS) >3 days, and discharge to an extended care facility while no… CONTINUE READING