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The paper represents a review of modern foreign literature dedicated to joint replacement in patients with increased body mass index. The authors  examine the epidemiology,  pathogenesis features  of osteoarthritis (arthrosis) in obesity. The majority  of experts  consider  the increased  body mass index an aggravating factor in the surgical treatment of large joints arthrosis.  There is also the opposite point of view, confirmed by many orthopedic surgeons.

The analysis of publications in foreign scientific literature regarding the risk of intraand postoperative complications after arthroplasty in obese patients yields controversial results. The authors  regret  availability of only a few studies  on such an interesting and important topic  carried  out  in Russia. The  need for a detailed  study  of the  issues related  to treatment of patients with obesity is prompted by our time.

About the authors

A. I. Yousef

New Mowasat Hospital

Author for correspondence.

Ashraf I. Yousef — Cand. Sci. (Med.),  Orthopedic Surgeon.

Yousef Ben Hamoud Street, P.O. Box 6661, Salmiya 22077


I. F. Akhtyamov

Kazan State Medical University; Republican Clinical Hospital, Ministry Of Health


Ildar  F. Akhtyamov  —  Dr.  Sci. (Med.),   Рrofessor,  Head of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Surgery of Extreme  States Department.

49, ul. Butlerova, Kazan’, Respublika Tatarstan, 420012, Russia; 138, Orenburgskiy trakt, Kazan’, Respublika Tatarstan, 420064

Russian Federation


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