Dr. Li receives the 2012 Eastern Orthopaedic Association Resident Research Award and Travel Grant for his Research Project
Functional outcome after total shoulder arthroplasty in the obese patient population. A prospective study with greater than 2 years of follow up.
Dr. Li presented this study on the podium at the Eastern Orthopaedics Association meeting in Bolton Landing, NY. Evaluating the effects of obesity on patients after total shoulder replacement, Dr. Li found that obesity did not have a detrimental effect on the improvement of short-term shoulder function. However, the overall physical function of obese and overweight patients does not significantly improve after total shoulder arthroplasty. In the normal body mass index group, patients did improve overall physical function after total shoulder arthroplasty. Additionally, all patients in this study improved their overall shoulder function after the total shoulder replacement.
This study is published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – American. Nov. 6th, 2013.