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Risk Reduction Compared with Access to Care: Quantifying the Trade-Off of Enforcing a Body Mass Index Eligibility Criterion for Joint Replacement

Giori, Nicholas J. MD, PhD1,2,a; Amanatullah, Derek F. MD, PhD2; Gupta, Shalini MS1; Bowe, Thomas PhD1; Harris, Alex H.S. PhD1,2

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The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: April 4, 2018 - Volume 100 - Issue 7 - p 539-545
doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.00120
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