Navigation Links
Knee, Hip Replacements Don't Help People Lose Weight: Study
Date:9/13/2012

THURSDAY, Sept. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Although joint replacement surgery can ease pain and help people regain their mobility, no proof exists that this surgical procedure will help them lose weight, according to a new study.

Researcher Maria Inacio, of Kaiser Permanente and a doctoral candidate at San Diego State University, and colleagues examined 12 previous studies to determine the effect joint replacement surgery had on patients' weight.

The study was published online recently in the journal Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

The analysis found that 14 percent to 49 percent of patients lost weight one year after joint replacement surgery, according to a journal news release. However, the weight loss was inconsistent. Moreover, the included studies were small and of generally poor quality, the researchers found. Differences in study designs meant that conclusive weight-loss patterns could not be determined. Instead, the analysis revealed that more patients gained weight than lost it, the researchers said.

"Obese patients frequently tell clinicians that they are overweight because their painful hips or knees limit their physical activities and their capability to 'burn calories.' Unfortunately, after a comprehensive analysis of the data, the answer to this important question is still unknown," Dr. Stuart Goodman, of Stanford University, wrote in an accompanying journal commentary.

The study authors said more research is needed to understand how joint replacement affects people's weight so effective steps can be taken to help patients lose weight and reduce their risk of osteoarthritis and other long-term health issues.

More information

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has more about joint replacement.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, news release, Sept. 10, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Obesity, A Contributing Cause Of Arthritis Of The Knee, Is Now Being Treated With Regenerative Medicine At The Center For Regenerative Medicine
2. IADR/AADR published study estimates high prevalence of periodontis in US adults
3. People who read food labels stay thinner
4. Gender equality influences how people choose their partners
5. People More Likely to Guzzle Beer Served in Curved Glasses
6. People of normal weight with belly fat at highest death risk, Mayo Clinic study
7. Close contact with young people at risk of suicide has no effect
8. Sleep improves memory in people with Parkinsons disease
9. High BPA Levels Seen in People With Narrowed Arteries: Study
10. Drug May Aid People With Advanced Thyroid Cancer
11. Not Enough Data to Advise Routine Hearing Screens for Older People: Experts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Knee, Hip Replacements Don't Help People Lose Weight: Study
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Registration is now open for the 31st annual AIDS ... the Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. The event regularly draws thousands of participants, making ... a competitive, timed event fully sanctioned by the USA Track & Field Association. , ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... ... Elizabeth Murray has always loved walking one to two miles a day. ... and one on her arm. But she got to the point where she could ... , The valves of the heart wouldn’t close properly resulting in mitral regurgitation, where ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Empyrean ... launching a new client service center in La Vergne, Tennessee, near Nashville. The ... the full range of Empyrean client services. , “Our Nashville-area center allows us ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Ogawa World USA introduced ... user friendly Samsung tablet and exclusive Smart Application. The Smart 3D combines the best ... massage with a customized user profile and specialized massage program, each user has a ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Dr. Poneh Ghasri, ... dental treatments to both new and existing patients. Cosmetic dentistry allows patients to improve ... who have healthy smiles with some minor or more serious cosmetic flaws. These specials ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016  Marking its ... accessible breast and ovarian cancer risk test, ... analyzing 30 genes that highly impact the most ... Available today, the Color Test analyzes hereditary cancer ... stomach, and uterine cancers. The Color Test is ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... YORK , April 28, 2016 ... online consumer insights on healthcare, announced today that it ... their report Cool Vendor in Life Sciences, 2016, ... April 15, 2016.  The report focuses on life-science- oriented ... gain insight from patients and doctors, confirm medication ingestion, ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016 Oramed ... a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral ... in the upcoming PIONEERS 2016 conference, presented by Joseph ... 2016 in New York . Nadav ... at the conference. Presentation Details:   ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: