Published in Law and Health Weekly, January 14th, 2006
According to recent research published in the Surgeon - Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland, "Weight loss is desirable in obese patients prior to hip replacement but poor mobility secondary to hip dysfunction may limit attempts at weight reduction because of reduced exercise tolerance. We followed 140 patients prospectively to investigate weight change and functional outcome in obese and nonobese patients following total hip arthroplasty. Weight and the Harris hip score [were] measured 1 week prior to surgery and 3 years...
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