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Singh JA, Lewallen DG
Increasing obesity and comorbidity in patients undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty in the U.S.: a 13-year study of time trends.
The researchers examined the time-trends in key demographic and clinical characteristics of patients undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty (THA). They found that obesity, medical and psychological comorbidity increased and the underlying diagnosis of RA/inflammatory arthritis decreased rapidly in primary THA patients over 13-years.
Citation: Singh JA, Lewallen DG . Increasing obesity and comorbidity in patients undergoing primary total hip arthroplasty in the U.S.: a 13-year study of time trends. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2014 Dec 17;15:441. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-15-441..
Keywords: Surgery, Obesity, Risk, Registries, Arthritis