Obesity a factor in elbow performance after primary total elbow arthroplasty
Elbow performance after primary total elbow arthroplasty was adversely influenced in patients who were obese, according to study results. Read more
Compared with non-obese patients, the researchers found severely obese patients had a significantly higher risk of total elbow arthroplasty revision for any reason (CI, 1.61-5.45; P < .05) and mechanical failure (CI, 1.47-5.89; P < .05).
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