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Obesity and total joint arthroplasty: Time to examine needs in a different light

Source: Healio

The prevalence of obesity in the general population is increasing. Obesity is estimated to affect approximately one-third of adults in the United States. It is estimated that 6.1 million patients who undergo total joint arthroplasty will be obese by 2040.

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