Impact of Obesity on Complications following Primary Hip Joi | 46272

Journal of Arthritis

ISSN - 2167-7921


Impact of Obesity on Complications following Primary Hip Joint Arthroplasty Surgery for Osteoarthritis

Ray Marks

Objective: To describe the most common forms of hip replacement complications that can prevail postoperatively and how obesity can impact the extent and severity of these complications.

Methods: Relevant literature and research evidence concerning complications that occur after primary joint hip arthroplasty or joint replacement surgery, plus those that discussed issues of obesity in this context were sought and reviewed.

Results: Data embedded in the PubMed, Scopus, Science Citation and Web of Science data bases over the last twenty years describe several forms of complications that can occur after hip replacement surgery. A considerable number of reports imply obesity can adversely impact several of these complications.

Conclusions: Excess body weight raises the risk for complications after hip joint surgery. Comprehensive efforts to identify and effectively treat obese people prior to and after receiving hip replacement appears warranted.