The prevalence of obesity in the general population is increasing. Obesity is estimated to affect approximately one-third of adults in the United States. It is estimated that 6.1 million patients who undergo total joint arthroplasty will be obese by 2040.
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Excess weight can cause dislocation of your knee and may even lead to a complication that results in amputation of your leg.
A new study attributes a surge in dislocated knees to the U.S. obesity epidemic.
Opioid use in patients recovering from hip and knee replacement decreased by one-third between 2006 and 2014, reflecting success in efforts to promote a multimodal approach to pain management (using a variety of methods to manage pain) rather than using opioids alone, reveals new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.
Morbidly obese patients who underwent aseptic revision total hip arthroplasty experienced similar complications, failures and clinical outcomes compared with nonobese patients, according to study results.
The authors are from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (JMB, JJC), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics (JBM, RKE), Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland; the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (MC, MAM), Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; and the Adult Reconstruction Service (SFH), Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, New York.