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Home / Research » Functional Outcome After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in the Obese Patient Population: A Prospective Study with Greater Than 2 Years of Follow-Up

Functional Outcome After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in the Obese Patient Population: A Prospective Study with Greater Than 2 Years of Follow-Up

Craig EV, Warren RF, Gulotta LV, Li X.  Functional outcome after total shoulder arthroplasty in the obese patient population: A prospective study with greater than 2 years of follow-up (ASES closed meeting abstract). Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2013 April;22(4):e32.



Background: Obesity is increasingly prevalent in the United States. There are several reports of outcomes in obese patients after total knee or hip replacement. The purpose of this study was to compare the functional outcomes and complications of obese patients undergoing shoulder arthroplasty with those of overweight or normal-weight patients.

 

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