Office and Hospital Needs

Oct 6, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Office and Hospital Needs

Obesity is a national phenomenon that affects every facet of the delivery and the reception of health care. Orthopedic surgeons are not immune to these influences. This article discusses the…

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Open Treatment of Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures

Feb 23, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Open Treatment of Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures

The open operative management of pelvic and acetabular fractures in the obese is technically demanding, with a significantly higher rate of complications compared with patients who are nonobese. The decision…

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Financial Implications of Obesity

Feb 23, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Financial Implications of Obesity

The obesity epidemic continues to grow. As the number of obese people increases, it is logical to expect an increasing number of obese patients and increasing costs to care for…

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Hip Disease and Hip Arthroplasty

Feb 23, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Hip Disease and Hip Arthroplasty

There has been a significant increase in the prevalence of obesity in the United States over the last 20 years, with the highest percentage in Mississippi. The percentage of obese…

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Obesity in Pediatric Orthopaedics

Feb 23, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Obesity in Pediatric Orthopaedics

Obesity is a rapidly expanding health problem in children and adolescents and is the most prevalent nutritional problem for children in the United States. Some believe that obesity has become…

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Ankle Injuries and Fractures in the Obese Patient

Feb 23, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Ankle Injuries and Fractures in the Obese Patient

Ankle fractures are a common orthopedic injury. Certain ankle injuries have been associated with patient demographics such as obesity and smoking. Obese patients are more prone to severe ankle injuries….

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