The Impact of Obesity on Joint Health and Outcomes after Joint Replacement Surgery

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Nusrum Iqbal
Amina Gul Shehzar Khan
Abdul Munaf Saud
Syed Abdur Rub Abidi
Tauseef Raza


Background: Obesity represents a significant general health concern worldwide, with its prevalence steadily increasing over ongoing decades.

Objectives: The main objective of the study is to find the impact of obesity on joint health and outcomes after joint replacement surgery.

Methodology of the study: This retrospective study was conducted at Services Hospital Lahore from January 2022 to August 2022. Data were collected from 185 obese patients who were suffering from joint pain. Patients with confirmed diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA) or other degenerative joint diseases requiring joint replacement surgery were included for the study.  Medical records of eligible patients were retrospectively reviewed to extract relevant demographic, clinical, and surgical information, including age, sex, body mass index (BMI), comorbidities, joint pathology, surgical approach, intraoperative findings, complications, and postoperative outcomes.

Results: Data were collected from 185 patients from both genders. Mean age of the patients was 58.89±2.35 years. Out of 185 there were 111 female and 74 male patients. 60% of the patients undergoes TKA and 40% THA. The study included 185 patients undergoing joint replacement surgery, with 40.5% classified as obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m²) and 59.5% as non-obese (BMI < 30 kg/m²). This distribution highlights the prevalence of obesity in the study population, underscoring its significance as a key factor in joint health and outcomes following surgery.

Conclusion: It is concluded that obese patients undergoing joint replacement surgery may face higher risks of surgical complications, functional impairments, and joint problems, the procedure remains effective in restoring function and enhancing quality of life.

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Iqbal, N., Amina Gul Shehzar Khan, Abdul Munaf Saud, Syed Abdur Rub Abidi, & Tauseef Raza. (2024). The Impact of Obesity on Joint Health and Outcomes after Joint Replacement Surgery. Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Research, 4(2), 1029–1033.
Author Biographies

Nusrum Iqbal, MD Health Center - Lahore - Pakistan.

Head of Department - Internal Medicine Department - MD Health Center - Lahore - Pakistan.

Amina Gul Shehzar Khan, Ayub Teaching Hospital - Abbotabad - Pakistan.

TMO - Orthopaedic Unit - Ayub Teaching Hospital - Abbotabad - Pakistan.

Abdul Munaf Saud, Bahawal Victoria Hospital - Bahawalpur - Pakistan.

Assistant Professor - Orthopedic Surgery - Bahawal Victoria Hospital - Bahawalpur - Pakistan.

Syed Abdur Rub Abidi, Jinnah Medical & Dental College - Karachi - Pakistan.

Associate Professor - Orthopaedic Surgery Department - Jinnah Medical & Dental College - Karachi - Pakistan.

Tauseef Raza, KMU Institute of Medical Sciences - Kohat - Pakistan.

Assistant Professor - Orthopedic Department - KMU Institute of Medical Sciences - Kohat - Pakistan.


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