Total Leg Pre-operative And Substitution Weight Loss Dr. Stuart Kozinn, MD

Patients often ask me if their weight has anything to do with the results of Knee replacing. The answer is a resounding YES! I understand it is so difficult to lose weight – I have already been trying for 30 years! In case your BMI has ended 30, sorry- nevertheless, you are believed Obese (mine was 29 then. 9 this morning – Really! Patients with a BMI over 30 are believed ‘obese” and really should lose weight!

It is important to lose excess weight and keep your BMI below 30, (18 to 25 is known as healthy for adults.) Your knee might not hurt at all if you can lose 25 pounds. It turns out that the weight is multiplied in the knee with single-leg stance and squatting. Stairs and kneeling and increase body forces 6 to 10 times behind the knee cap with activity. Obesity Alsoleads to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and premature death. Why would anyone want those plain things!

Stronger total knee implants with stems tend to be used in heavy patients to make sure they are more durable over time. Some patients add consuming and smoking excessive alcoholic beverages to the combine. Smoking constricts arteries and leads to necrosis of the skin, non-healing wounds, and sometimes lack of toes or the foot. While general anesthesia complications are rare, they are doing happen, plus they can be catastrophic.

Spinal patients “awaken” refreshed, without nausea, and ready to go into fast rehab. The femoral nerve stops we use to eliminate 75% of the pain associated with leg surgery for at least 24 hours and are recommended for all of our knee replacements. Our patients recognize that weight reduction is a problem and to their credit they would like to lose the weight but can’t perform the exercise because of leg pain.

Its a catch-22. Dr. Kozinn has been very successful in dealing with larger patients, and it is very gratifying to watch them lose the weight Following the surgery. We are able to recommend weight reduction DOCTORS who focus on making you much healthier – and they really do help! Unfortunately, insurance companies in every their wisdom won’t pay for the very treatment that would make them a profit in the future by keeping their covered patients more healthy. Prophylactic treatment has been proven to be quite effective.

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Dr. Kozinn is capable of replacing a leg joint in very obese individuals. However, it will always be to attempt to lose some weight before your knee replacement unit best. The anesthesia risk is less in thin people, and the recovery is faster. Joe is much more active that he has gotten his badly deformed knee replaced now! The results show that obese patients have great results with knee replacement, but because their activity levels are less possibly.

50 yr old thin golf players may misuse his total leg more that a 300-pound “couch potato” that does not exercise. The biggest risk is within the 300-pound patient who loves to run and do heavy exercise or heavy labor. The revision risk is higher for the reason that specific and we’ll council that patient appropriately. In the final end, weight loss and regular moderate exercise are the key to an extended and healthy life, both for the patient and the knee! Bike riding is great exercise after your knee replacement. My new puppy Buddy approves!