Physical Function and Physical Activity in Obese Adults After Total Knee Arthroplasty
Obese patients are more likely to have osteoarthritis and total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This investigation sought to evaluate physical function, activity level, and quality of life (QOL). Obese participants near 1-year postsurgical follow-up appointment were recruited. Evaluation included QOL and activity questionnaire, medical histories, anthropometrics, strength, and aerobic capacity. Sixty participants completed assessments. Obese TKA patients have physical performance limitations and low physical activity levels 1 year after surgery and completion of postoperative rehabilitation.
Orthopedic Clinics of North America
Smith, W., Zucker-Levin, A., Mihalko, W., Williams, M., Loftin, M., & Gurney, J. (2017). Physical Function and Physical Activity in Obese Adults After Total Knee Arthroplasty. Orthopedic Clinics of North America, 48 (2), 117-125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocl.2016.12.002