High BMI significantly increased complication rates during THA

Complication rates were high among patients with a body mass index of 50 kg/m2 or greater who underwent primary total hip arthroplasty, and weight loss should be considered prior to surgery to reduce this rate, according to study results.

Researchers reviewed 42 primary total hip arthroplasties (THAs) among super-obese patients — those with a body mass index (BMI) of 50 kg/m2 or greater — and compared them with a control group of 84 THAs in patients with a BMI less than 50 kg/m2 at surgery.

Source: Healio

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