Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, August 30th, 2004
Knee replacement patients who are morbidly obese, the study found, have an even lower rate of success.
About 267,000 total knee replacements are performed in the United States each year. There is strong evidence linking excessive body weight to degenerative joint disease of the knee, so many of those replacements are performed on patients who are obese.
In this study, 99% of the knee replacements...
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