Being Overweight Increases Cost, Surgery Time of Knee Replacement

ScienceDaily (2011-02-18) — Knee replacement surgery takes much more time to perform in overweight and obese patients than in normal weight patients, according to recent research. As the number of obese individuals in the United States has increased, so has the number of knee replacement surgeries performed, up 53 percent between 2000 and 2004. Read more

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