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Obesity, Weight Loss, and Joint Replacement Surgery


If you need total knee or total hip replacement surgery and your weight is significantly higher than it should be your doctor may advise you to lose weight before your procedure. Even though you may feel fit and healthy at your current weight, studies show that a patient with a BMI greater than 40 is more likely to experience serious complications both during and after surgery than a patient of normal weight.

Obesity, Weight Loss, and Joint Replacement Surgery2020-03-11T12:49:06-04:00

Torn Meniscus Facts


Torn Meniscus Facts The knee is the largest joint in the body. Cartilage within the knee joint helps protect the joint from the stresses placed on it from walking, running, climbing, and bending. The medial and lateral menisci are two large C-shaped cartilages that are positioned on the top of the tibia. A torn meniscus occurs because of trauma caused by forceful twisting or hyper-flexing of the knee joint. Symptoms of a torn meniscus include knee pain, swelling, popping, and giving way. Treatment of a torn meniscus may include observation and physical therapy with muscle strengthening to stabilize the [...]

Torn Meniscus Facts2020-01-20T16:36:30-05:00
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