April 28, 2015
Endothelial repair may be affected in obese patients due to an inflammatory disease after surgery resulting from high levels of endothelial microparticles, a low amount of endothelial progenitor cells and increasing levels of adipokines, according to study results.
Researchers prospectively assessed 74 patients who underwent total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Patients were divided into tertiles according to BMI. Clinical findings documented included age; sex; BMI; hypertension; diabetes; hyperlipidemia; and current alcohol, smoking and medication consumption.