Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, January 23rd, 2006
"We reviewed patients who had undergone total hip arthroplasties between January 2000 and October 2002 in order to determine whether a high body mass index (BMI) results in an increase in complications or reoperations," scientists writing in the journal International Orthopaedics report.
T. Ibrahim and colleagues working with the University Hospitals of Leicester evaluated "179 hip arthroplasties in 162 patients with an average BMI of 22.5 (18.6-24.9) with 164 hip arthroplasties in 151 age-matched patients with an average BMI of 33.3 (30-39.6)."
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