Archive for April, 2013

, Should Orthopedic Surgeons Recommend Weight loss Prior to a Knee Replacement?

Should Orthopedic Surgeons Recommend Weight loss Prior to a Knee Replacement?

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) says “yes.” Obesity is linked to more than 60 medical conditions, results in $215 billion in increased medical costs per year and increases the complication rates following orthopedic surgery, including total knee replacements. For every 10 pounds the patient loses, 50 pounds of...

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8 steps to staying active with RA

Is your inner athlete at odds with your RA? If your rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is well controlled, you can stay active and not aggravate your rheumatoid arthritis. Discuss your fitness goals with your physician so that he or she can advise you on what’s realistic. Choose a sport that is...

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