Higher body mass index is associated with larger postoperative improvement in patient-reported outcomes following total knee arthroplasty
Post-operative improvement in joint-specific outcomes was larger in obese patients compared to normal weight patients. These findings suggest that obese patients may have the greatest benefits from TKA with regard to function and pain relief one year post-op. Well balanced treatment decisions should fully account for both: Higher benefits in terms of pain relief and function as well as increased potential risks and complications. Trial registration This trial has been registered with the ethics committee of Eastern Switzerland (EKOS; Project-ID: EKOS 2020-00,879).
|citation||Giesinger K, Giesinger J M, Hamilton D F, Rechsteiner J, Ladurner A. Higher body mass index is associated with larger postoperative improvement in patient-reported outcomes following total knee arthroplasty. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2021; 22:635.|
|type||journal paper/review (English)|
|date of publishing||24-07-2021|
|journal title||BMC Musculoskelet Disord (22/1)|