Patients who had knee replacement gain weight in study

12/9/2012 | Yahoo

Thirty percent of knee-replacement patients experienced weight gain of at least 5% of their body weight in the five years after the procedure, suggesting the operation may increase the risk of weight gain, a study in the journal Arthritis Care & Research revealed. "Future research should develop weight loss/maintenance interventions particularly for younger patients who have lost a substantial amount of weight prior to surgery, as they are most at risk for substantial post surgical weight gain," said study leader Daniel Riddle.

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