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HIP SURGERY IN THE ELDERLY AND OBESE, ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH EMPHASIZES NEED FOR COMPLETE PREOPERATIVE ASSESSMENTS

March 27, 2006
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At the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) studies were presented about how these two factors — aging and excess weight — impact patient outcome after hip replacement, revision hip replacement and fracture-related surgical treatment. A series of research studies concluded that preoperatively, patients should undergo a full medical evaluation and physicians should optimize pre-existing conditions to ensure the patient is in the best health possible prior to undergoing surgery.
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