The outcome of total knee arthroplasty in obese patients.

@article{Foran2004TheOO,
  title={The outcome of total knee arthroplasty in obese patients.},
  author={Jared R.H. Foran and M. Mont and Gracia Etienne and L Camille Jones and David S. Hungerford},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2004},
  volume={86-A 8},
  pages={
          1609-15
        }
}
BACKGROUND Evidence linking increased body weight to osteoarthritis of the knee and the high prevalence of obesity underscore the importance of defining the outcome of total knee arthroplasty in obese patients. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical and radiographic results of total knee arthroplasties performed in obese patients with those of total knee arthroplasties performed in nonobese patients. METHODS Clinical and radiographic data on seventy-eight total knee… CONTINUE READING

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