Does the body mass index influence the long-term survival of unicompartmental knee prostheses? A retrospective multi-centre study
Purpose The effect of being obese on the long-term survival of total joint arthroplasty is persistently discussed. Considering only studies with large cohort of patients and meta-analysis, a high body mass index has been correlated with a higher incidence of complication but not univocally with a lower survival rate. In this study, we analyzed, retrospectively, the data of patients that received unicompartmental knee prostheses in order to examine if obesity has an effect on clinical outcomes.