BMI and TKA: Obese patients do benefit from surgery

istockphoto.com #21192379 By Jordana Bieze Foster Reluctance to perform total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in obese patients may be unwarranted, at least when it comes to functional outcomes, according to multiple studies presented in March at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Several speakers noted a growing hesitancy among some surgeons to perform TKA in obese patients along with a similar reluctance among some insurance companies to cover such procedures.

istockphoto.com #21192379 By Jordana Bieze Foster Reluctance to perform total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in obese patients may be unwarranted, at least when it comes to functional outcomes, according to multiple studies presented in March at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Several speakers noted a growing hesitancy among some surgeons to perform TKA in obese patients along with a similar reluctance among some insurance companies to cover such procedures.

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BMI and TKA: Obese patients do benefit from surgery