Knee pain obesity knee replacement
If you're overweight and need a knee replacement,watch outâ€¦ next Obesity linked to longer stays andhigher costs. Obesity is associated with longer stays and higher costs in total knee replacement (TKR) patients, independent of whether ornot the patient has an obesityrelated disease or condition (comorbidity), according to anew study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS).More than half of TKR patients have a body mass index within the obesity range (greaterthan 30 kgmÂ²), which has been linked to a higher risk for related comorbidities suchas diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis;
and in some studies, to higher medical costsand longer stays. In a recent study published in the Journalof Bone and Joint Surgery, lead study author Hilal MaraditKremers, MD, an associate professorof epidemiology at Mayo in Rochester, Minn said, quot;The higher costs associated withobesity are believed to be largely due to managing comorbid medical conditions linkedto obesity, such as diabetes.quot; The conclusions:â€¢ Every 5unit increase in BMI beyond 30 kgmÂ² was associated with higher izationcosts: in 2010 U.S. dollars, approximately $250 to $300 for patients undergoing TKR and$600 to $650 for patients undergoing a revision
joint replacement.â€¢ Every 5unit increase in BMI beyond 30 kgmÂ² was associated with a mean stay that was .11 days longer for patients undergoing primary TKR and .06 days longerfor patients undergoing revision TKR. Comment: Obesity exacts another toll.
How your weight affects knee pain
(soft upbeat music) Hi, it's Gregory Martin, and I'm here to tell youeverything you need to know for happy, healthy, and painfree knees. Today, I'd like to talk toyou about the role of weight, and how it effects our knees. Weights a very sensitive topic. Nobody really likes to talk about it,
but the facts are 70 percent of Americans are overweight or obese. How does this effect our knees. Well, we know that theknees sees about four times the weight of our body. That means, if we're 20 pounds overweight, our knees have 80 pounds ofadditional pressure on them. If we're 50 pounds overweight,
our knees are carrying around 200 pounds of additional pressure. That's like carrying me around. Imagine carrying me, and then letting me down. How much better would your knees feelé It's pretty incredible. I have seen people who've lost 10 pounds
and gone from eight or nine out of 10 pain down to almost no pain. That's because the flip sideof what I told you is true. For every pound that you lose, you'll lose four pounds of pressure. If you get that extra weight off, you're knees will start to feel better. I hope this was helpful for you.
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