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study identifies strategies to improve knee replacement outcomes in patients with obesity

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study identifies strategies to improve knee replacement outcomes in patients with obesity

rosemont, ill. (march 1, 2017)--obesity affects 35 percent of the adult population in the u.s. a new literature review published in the journal of the american academy of orthopaedic surgeons (jaaos) identifies strategies to improve total knee replacement (tkr) outcomes in patients with obesity. tkr is a common orthopaedic procedure that is used to replace the damaged or worn surfaces of the knee, often caused by injury or osteoarthritis, to decrease pain and restore mobility for patients."until recently, little was known about the outcomes of patients with obesity undergoing tkr," said lead study author and orthopaedic hip and knee surgeon j. ryan martin, md. "we sought to review what...