Does Obesity Increase the Risk of Perioperative Complications in Patients with Periprosthetic Femur Fractures?

Study Overview

The primary goal of this study is to determine whether obesity is an independent risk factor for increased perioperative complications in patients who undergo operative fixation of periprosthetic femur fractures.

Study Description

The capability to exactly correlate the relationship between obesity and medical complications for periprosthetic femur fractures is difficult in view of the high rate of associated comorbidities.  Given the high prevalence of periprosthetic femur fractures and the obesity epidemic, it is important to evaluate the incidence and the risk factors pertaining to mortality and morbidity associated with obese individuals undergoing surgery.  This will help orthopaedic surgeons formulate necessary guidelines both in treating and counseling obese patients with periprosthetic fractures. 


  • IRB Number: 1812625744
  • Research Study Identifier: 1812625744

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