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Patients who were obese and underwent total hip arthroplasty had lower Oxford Hip Scores at 6 months and an increased early revision rate compared with patients who had a lower body mass index, according to study results.

Searching the New Zealand National Joint Registry, researchers retrieved data for 5,357 patients who had primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) from October 2010 to December 2011. Outcomes included functional status as measured by the Oxford Hip Score at 6 months after surgery and revision for any reason. Associations between body mass index (BMI), American Society of Anesthesiologist (ASA) scores, length of surgery and cementation of components were also examined.

Source: Healio

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