The impact of pre-operative weight loss on incidence of surgical site infection and readmission rates after total joint arthroplasty

Source:  Journal of Arthroplasty 2014, 29(3), 458-64

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Date of publication:  March 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Study of 10718 TKA and 4066 THA patients evaluated whether pre-operative weight loss is associated with a decreased rate of surgical site infections and readmissions.

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Acknowledgement: Journal of Arthroplasty

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