Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, September 18th, 2006
According to a study from the United States, "With nearly a third of American adults considered be obese, it is increasingly important that orthopaedic surgeons be familiar with management issues pertinent to these patients. Preoperative examination must assess cardiopulmonary status and other comorbid conditions, most notably diabetes."
"Intraoperative considerations include requirements for special equipment, patient positioning, intravenous line placement, central monitoring lines, and anesthesia specific to the physiologic changes in obese patients....
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