Is Weight a Risk Factor for Complications after TJA?
Today’s joint replacement patients are typically younger and more active than 20 or 30 years ago – but they are also more likely to be overweight or obese. Are these patients at higher risk for complications or poor outcomes because their weight?
Charles L. Nelson, MD, MS, from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, shares his thoughts on this issue, as well as discusses steps the surgeon take perioperatively to reduce any risks.
Click the image above to hear his comments.
Producer and Director: Michael Bugera; Post Production: Charles Maynard