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2020 Jan-Feb

J Clin Orthop Trauma



Is obesity A contra-indication for a successful total knee arthroplasty?


Agarwala S, Jadia C, Vijayvargiya M
J Clin Orthop Trauma. 2020 Jan-Feb; 11(1):136-139.
PMID: 32002002.


Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most effective treatment modalities for chronic knee pain and disability. A strong association exists between obesity and early knee osteoarthritis. Various studies on outcomes of TKA in obese patients have been inconclusive. The purpose of this retrospective evaluation is to assess the influence of obesity on outcomes of TKA in Indian patients.