Total knee arthroplasty in obese patients

Stephen R. Thompson, Robert S. Sterling, Michael J. O'Brien

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Purpose of review Knee osteoarthritis is associated with increased body weight. The prevalence of obesity is increasing, and the demand for total knee arthroplasty is also growing. Conflicting data have been reported concerning the outcomes after total knee arthroplasty in obese patients, however. The purpose of this paper is to review the last two years' research into outcomes of total knee arthroplasty inobese patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-173
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Orthopaedic Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Body mass index
  • Obesity
  • Outcomes
  • Total knee arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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