Perioperative and Postoperative Outcomes of Morbidly Obese Patients Undergoing Primary Elective Total Hip Arthroplasty with a Muscle Sparing Approach
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Obesity is associated with an increased risk of complications after total hip arthroplasty (THA), including infection and dislocation. •Due to the higher risk of osteoarthritis in obese individuals, understanding factors that can reduce the risk of complications is important. •This study examined the outcomes of morbidly obese (BMI ≥ 40) compared to healthy weight patients(BMI between 18.5-24.9 kg/m2)who underwent a THA with the ABLEapproach. •The ABLE approach: •This approach uses the interval between the anterior aspect of the gluteus mediusand the posterior aspect of the tensor fascia lata. •ABLE is minimally invasive, muscle sparing, and is associated with less painful postoperative results and quicker recovery. •Research on postoperative and perioperative outcomes of THA in morbidly obese patients using the ABLE approach has not previously been studied.
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McGrory, Brian J.; Babikian, George; and Rana, Adam, "Perioperative and Postoperative Outcomes of Morbidly Obese Patients Undergoing Primary Elective Total Hip Arthroplasty with a Muscle Sparing Approach" (2022). Costas T. Lambrew Research Retreat 2022. 12.
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