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Open Access The Effect of Obesity on Theatre Utilisation Time During Primary Hip and Knee Replacements

By Seif Sawalha, Peter Ralte, Carol Chan and Prakash Ch


Abstract: Introduction: The aim of this study is to assess the effect of body mass index (BMI) and body weight on theatre utilisation time during primary total hip (THR) and knee replacements (TKR). Methods: A total of 1859 cases were included (820 THR and 1039 TKR). Patients were divided into groups based on BMI and body weight. The time interval from ‘starting anaesthesia ’ to ‘transfer back to recovery ’ was used as total theatre time. Hierarchal regression analysis was then used to study the effect of BMI and body weight while controlling the effec

Year: 2016
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