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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 57-58

Knee replacement in obese patient

Department of Orthopedics, Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Yash Gulati
Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/am.am_49_18

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There is no doubt that conservative treatment is preferred by a patient and doctors for knee pain. However, if the patient develops severe arthritis with disabling pain, the only choice left is knee replacement. This applies to patient with average weight as well as obese. The author in this article has given his views on doing knee replacement in obese patient with severe disabling pain. The result of knee replacement in obese patient is very encouraging, and they should not be denied this surgery just because of their weight.

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