Journal of Arthroplasty published results that showed patients with obesity improved more in their patient-reported outcomes after total knee replacement arthroplasty than patients without obesity.
Researchers reviewed the data of 1,329 TKA primary procedures that were performed between 2016 to 2019. The researchers classified patients into groups according to BMI, in increments of 5 kg/m2, from 17 kg/m2 up to 61kg/m2. According to the study, all patients received the EMPOWR 3D Implant (Enovis) and underwent standard perioperative optimizing. The study found that obese patients (BMI greater than 35 kg/m2) were more likely to have a higher rate of complications.