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FAI January 2016 Podcast: Effect of Obesity on Total Ankle Arthroplasty Outcomes

FAI January 2016 Podcast: Effect of Obesity on Total Ankle Arthroplasty Outcomes

The prevalence of obesity in the United States is staggering. Currently, the effect of obesity on third-generation total ankle replacement (TAR) is unknown.  This study concluded that total ankle arthroplasty in obese patients was a relatively safe procedure. Although obese patients after TAR had lower functional outcome scores compared to their nonobese counterpart, they did experience significant functional and pain improvements at most recent follow-up.

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