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, 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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