Arthritis Main Document Obesity takes heavy toll on knee arthritis - New studies will help patients better understand the role that obesity plays in knee arthritis and recovery from knee surgery. More than 14 million visits were made to physicians' offices in by patients with knee problems. Five new studies presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS look at the effect that obesity has on knee arthritis and a patient's ability to recover from knee surgery. Does Obesity Cause Irreparable Damage To Knees Despite Weight Loss One new study found that while weight loss via bariatric surgery may improve knee pain in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis, there may be permanent damage to the knee from being morbidly obese.
New studies have been presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS to look at the effect that obesity has on knee arthritis and a patient's ability to recover from knee surgery.
One new study found that while weight loss via bariatric surgery may improve knee pain in obese patients with knee osteoarthritis, there may be permanent damage to the knee from being morbidly obese.
Also, two new studies released today examine whether obesity contributes to greater complications after hip and knee replacement surgery. The first study considers patients in the "super obese" category who have a body mass index BMI greater than Ran Schwarzkopf, co-investigator and chief resident, New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, and his research team found that the number of overall complications were significantly higher for the "super-obese" compared to non-obese.
The second study analyzed complication rates for morbidly obese patients BMI greater than 40 after total joint replacement TJR. Led by Richard J. Friedman, co-investigator and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Roper Hospital, Charleston, SC, the study found that morbid obesity contributed to a significantly higher incidence of complications such as redness around the surgical wound, swelling of the legs, bacterial infections, respiratory disorders, neurologic and gastrointestinal complications and cardiac arrhythmias following total hip and knee replacements.
Another new study released analyzed the effects of isolated weight loss via bariatric surgery on knee osteoarthritis. The study found that isolated weight loss following bariatric surgery resulted in significant improvements in knee pain, stiffness and function.
The findings are from a series of studies yet to be published.Few studies have examined whether complication rates for total joint replacement (TJR) patients may increase for "super-obese" patients.
This study compared the outcomes after TJR in "super. The effects of lower-extremity total joint replacement for arthritis on obesity. Orthopedics ;28(2) Lawrence RC, Helmick CG, Arnett FC, et al.
Estimates of the prevalence of arthritis and selected musculoskeletal disorders in the United States. Obesity limits late-life mobility in older women who undergo total joint replacement (TJR) -- either total hip replacement or total knee replacement.
Note that the findings support the maintenance. Preoperative and 6-month postoperative data on function, joint pain and body mass index (BMI) from a national sample of 2, patients who had undergone total hip replacement and 2, who had.
Dec 01, · The success of these surgeries was noted by the NIH Consensus Development Conference on Total Hip Replacement. In , approximately , total hip and knee replacements were performed within the United States. By , it is anticipated that . Washington, Feb New studies have been presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) to look at the effect that obesity has on knee arthritis and a.