Patient weight more than body mass index influences total hip arthroplasty long term survival

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Abstract

The effect of obesity on the long-term survival of total hip arthroplasty remains under discussion. Reviewing meta-analyses of large cohort studies a high body mass index has been correlated with a higher incidence of complications but not univocally with a lower implant survival rate. It has been suggested that body weight rather than body mass index might be a better parameter to evaluate prosthesis outcome. We reviewed 27,571 patients retrospectively with primary arthritis as a preoperative diagnosis. Patients were divided into 4 categories based on their body mass index, or into two groups based on the body weight (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)694-699
Number of pages6
JournalHIP International
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

Keywords

  • Body mass index
  • Hip prosthesis
  • Obese
  • Outcome
  • Survival
  • Weight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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