Trends of Obese and Morbidly Obese Patients in Same-Day Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty from 2009 to 2016.

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As obesity in the United States increases, the proportion of obese and morbidly obese patients undergoing same-day bilateral total knee arthroplasty (sd-BTKA) remains unknown. Therefore, this study analyzed: (1) incidence, (2) patient demographics, (3) patient course, and (4) patient outcomes in obese and morbidly obese patients undergoing sd-BTKA in the United States from 2009 to 2016. The National Inpatient Sample was queried for all sd-BTKA patients from 2009 to 2016, yielding 39,901 obese and 20,394 morbidly obese patients. Analyzed variables included overall incidence, age, length of stay (LOS), sex, race, payer, Charlson comorbidity index (CCI) status, disposition, complications, location/teaching status, region of hospital, costs, and charges. Categorical variables were evaluated with chi-square analysis, while continuous variables were analyzed by Student's


This article was published in Journal of Knee Surgery.

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The journal of knee surgery

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