December 9, 2012

Risk Before and After Surgery

1 Study Finds Knee Surgery Tied to Weight Gain

While being overweight puts people at risk of needing knee replacement surgery, a new study finds that many gain weight post-operatively. The study involving 917 patients who had knee-replacement surgeries found that almost a third gained at least five percent of their body weight five years later. The goal after surgery to reduce pain, increase mobility and strengthen the knee through physical therapy. But many have managed the pain by reducing their activity, and these results suggest it does not go up after surgery. Typically patients are in their 50s and 60s, a group that has a tendency to gain weight. But even those who lose weight have the surgery have a tendency to gain weight post-op, likely because they stopped after meeting their goal weight for surgery.

More at Yahoo! Reuters | Posted 5 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Knee Replacement Helps Weight Loss, Heart

Tags: Weight Gain, Knee Replacement Surgery, Weight Gain After Knee Replacement Surgery, Post-Operative Weight Gain

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