Seth L. Sherman
ORLANDO — Results presented at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting showed medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction was safe and effective in patients with a BMI of greater than 30 kg/m2.
Seth L. Sherman, MD, and colleagues collected the preoperative and postoperative patient-reported outcomes, specifically KOOS and Tegner scores, of 55 patients with recurrent patella instability who underwent medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction. Researchers compared outcomes of patients with a BMI of less than 30 kg/m2 to those of patients with a BMI of greater than 30 kg/m2.
“Complications requiring reoperation were recorded, including infection, stiffness and recurrent instability,” Sherman said in his presentation here.
Sherman noted improvements in all KOOS domains among patients with a BMI of less than 30 kg/m2 and those with a BMI of greater than 30 kg/m2. However, patients with a BMI of greater than 30 kg/m2 had inferior quality of life scores compared with patients who had a BMI of less than 30 kg/m2, according to Sherman. He added patients with a BMI of less than 30 kg/m2 also had superior Tegner outcomes.
“Complications were low and comparable between groups,” Sherman said. “There were no statistically significant differences and a low number of complications overall.” – by Casey Tingle
Sherman SL, et al. The influence of BMI greater than 30 on outcomes and complications following medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction. Presented at: Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting; May 2-4, 2019; Orlando.
Disclosure: Sherman reports no relevant financial disclosures.