Ten morbidly obese individuals were retrospectively reviewed to determine the technical problems and incidence of surgical complications associated with knee joint arthroscopy in this subpopulation of patients.
In comparison to a cohort of patients of normal weight that were matched for age, sex, and surgical procedure, the morbidly obese patients had longer operative times (P<. 02) and time to work resumption despite having less physically demanding jobs.
Those with morbid obesity required a greater number of arthroscopy portals to effect a thorough arthroscopic examination (P<. 02).
Many technical problems involved the fact that these patients'size could not be accommodated by standard equipment.
There were no wound or neurovascular complications and one presumed thromboembolic event.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arthroscopie, Genou, Exploration, Obésité, Association, Complication, Epidémiologie, Morbidité, Incidence, Homme, Membre inférieur, Etat nutritionnel, Endoscopie, Trouble nutrition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Arthroscopy, Knee, Exploration, Obesity, Association, Complication, Epidemiology, Morbidity, Incidence, Human, Lower limb, Nutritional status, Endoscopy, Nutrition disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0248632
Code Inist : 002B24E05. Création : 11/09/1998.