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Int Orthop. 2007 Aug;31(4):439-43. Epub 2006 Sep 8.

Relationship of body mass index to early complications in hip replacement surgery : study performed at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Orthopaedic Directorate, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.

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Department of Orthopaedics, Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, UK.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between body mass index and early complications following total hip replacements. Five hundred and fifty patients who underwent primary total hip replacement were recruited. All these patients were subjected to a pre-operative assessment and follow-up at 6 weeks and 1 year following surgery. Any complications occurring during this period were recorded. Complications were grouped into systemic and local, both subdivided into minor and major depending on the risk involved. Fifty-six patients (10.2%) had an early complication following hip replacement surgery. Forty-four patients (8%) had a major local complication. Overall, there did seem to be a weak correlation between BMI and the rate of complications, with a p value of 0.104. A correlation was also found between the surgeon and presence of complications with a p value of 0.736. There is a weak correlation between BMI and early complications following hip replacement surgery, and there also seems to be a correlation between the operating surgeon and early complications, but this is not statistically significant.

PMID:
16960720
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PMC2267645
DOI:
10.1007/s00264-006-0222-8
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