Effect of body mass index on functional outcomes following arthroplasty procedures
Gokhan Polat, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey
Hasan Huseyin Ceylan, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Sultanciftligi LNB State Hospital, 34265 Istanbul, Turkey
Safak Sayar, Fatih Kucukdurmaz, Ibrahim Tuncay, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Bezmialem Vakif University, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey
Mehmet Erdil, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Istanbul Medipol University, 34214 Istanbul, Turkey
Author contributions: Polat G and Erdil M contributed to the study design, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation, and manuscript drafting; Ceylan HH contributed to the data acquisition, analysis and interpretation; Sayar S contributed to the data acquisition, analysis and interpretation, and manuscript drafting; Kucukdurmaz F and Tuncay I contributed to the data interpretation.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Istanbul Medical Faculty Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.
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Correspondence to: Safak Sayar, MD, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Bezmialem Vakif University, Adnan Menderes Bulvari Vatan Caddesi, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: January 4, 2015
Peer-review started: January 5, 2015
First decision: January 20, 2015
Revised: June 5, 2015
Accepted: August 30, 2015
Article in press: August 31, 2015
Published online: December 18, 2015