Navigation Links
Many knee and hip replacement patients experience weight decrease after surgery
Date:7/26/2010

A Mount Sinai School of Medicine study has found that patients often exhibit a significant decrease in weight and body mass index (BMI) after undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery (arthroplasty). The study is the first of its type to correct for the annual increase in BMI typically found in North Americans between the ages of 29 to 73 years. The study was recently published in Orthopedics.

A total of 196 Mount Sinai patients who had knee or hip replacement from 2005 2007 to treat osteoarthritis were randomly selected for the study. Mean patient age at surgery was 67.56 years, with about 65 percent female and 35 percent male. Of this group, 19.9 percent demonstrated a clinically significant decrease in weight (defined as the loss of five percent or more of body weight) and BMI following knee or hip replacement. In addition, the mean weight of the group dropped from 79.59 kg (175.47 lbs) to 78.13 kg (172.24 lbs) after surgery.

Significant BMI decrease was found to be greater in knee replacement patients (21.5 percent) than hip replacement patients (16.9 percent). Patients who were obese prior to surgery, with BMI greater than 30, were the most likely to experience significant post-surgery weight reductions.

"Total joint arthroplasties are performed with the intent of relieving a patient's pain and disability," said the study's lead author Michael Bronson, MD, Chief of Joint Replacement Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. "Both total knee patients and total hip patients experienced a statistically significant and clinically significant corrected weight loss following surgery, which indicates a healthier overall lifestyle."

The incidence of overweight and obese adults has been steadily increasing over the past five decades in the U.S. Lifestyle modification, consisting of changes in patterns of dietary intake, exercise, and other behaviors, is considered the cornerstone of overweight and obesity man
'/>"/>

Contact: Mount Sinai Press Office
newsnow@mountsinai.org
212-241-9200
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Nicotine replacement therapy is over-promoted since most ex-smokers quit unassisted
2. Abington Memorial Hospital Earns Two Designations: Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery(SM) and Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement(SM)
3. Houston Northwest Medical Center Has Been Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement
4. Hormone replacement therapy linked to increased lung cancer risk
5. New heart valve replacement technologies offer hope for high-risk patients
6. Patient and doctor expectations from joint replacement surgeries not always aligned
7. Knee replacement in elderly patients shown to improve balance
8. A sporting chance for active total knee replacement patients
9. High-Impact Sports Might Not Harm Knee Replacements
10. A Sporting Chance for Active Total Knee Replacement Patients
11. Hormone replacement in joint fluid has potential regenerative effect
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/2/2015)... Today the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) officially ... and support the more than 5.3 million Americans who are ... the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting ... for the 2015 to 2017 campaign is: Not Alone. ... the general public about the incidence of brain injury and ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... Burlington, VT (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 ... environmental networks, will celebrate the addition of over 25 new ... Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif. 1% for the ... Balance , which will join through its nut butter line. ... distribute it, and dispose of waste - continues to be ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... A cocaine snorting Oscar statue in Hollywood ... slip or scathing scuffle. A new take on the ... of Hollywood as Paper Jesus’ rendition of the venerable ... abuse in Hollywood. The Oscar statue is depicted snorting ... on the travails of drug addiction in Hollywood. Paper ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... 2015 Ticket Down is a reputable ... Bowl . This popular site has reduced all ticket ... JIMMY-BUFFETT-2015 for added savings. , Parrotheads in the Los ... be headlining at the Hollywood Bowl for the first ... Thursday, October 22nd and it will be in conjunction ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... “ Wants and Needs ” was featured on NewsWatch ... latest and coolest mobile applications on the iOS, Android, ... and host of NewsWatch, conducted the app review and ... priorities. , Whether a person needs help re-orienting or ... app allows people to enter and track wants, both ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Brain Injury Association of America Launches “Not Alone” Campaign for Brain Injury Awareness Month 2Health News:1% For the Planet Members Shine Light on Food as Environmental Issue at Expo West 2Health News:1% For the Planet Members Shine Light on Food as Environmental Issue at Expo West 3Health News:Oscar Statue Snorting Cocaine Catches All Eyes in Hollywood, Ca 2Health News:Oscar Statue Snorting Cocaine Catches All Eyes in Hollywood, Ca 3Health News:Cheap Jimmy Buffett Tickets Hollywood Bowl: Ticket Down Slashes Prices on Jimmy Buffett Tickets at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA 2Health News:An Application to Evaluate Priorities Was Featured on NewsWatch Television on January 30, 2015 2
... Study Published in The Lancet Supports Cardio-Protective Potential of Aleglitazar ... today announced it will start Phase III clinical investigations for ... to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in high risk patients ... from the Phase II SYNCHRONY study published today in ...
... June 9 The California Nurses Association/National Nurses ... the U.S. labor movement as the next President ... (AFL-CIO). , , Trumka, the current AFL-CIO ... In statements today, leaders of the 86,000 member ...
... The recent Cosmetic Bootcamp Meeting and its associated ... recession. According to Dr. Vic Narurkar, this is the ... with the experts in this space and avoid the ... staff have increased attendance at the meetings because the ...
... , Center will be the first in the world to ... to deliver blood and complementary imaging tests for solid tumor ... Canary Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds research in early ... announced their commitment of $20 million to create the Canary ...
... , PRINCETON, N.J., June 9 , ... is the largest and most effective support resource in the world ... , 2. Who Founded AddisonsDisease.Net and why does it matter? ... nearly died from undiagnosed Addison,s Disease and was ultimately diagnosed with ...
... CareFusion Corporation, the company that will become public ... medical products businesses, today filed a second amendment to ... Exchange Commission (SEC) that includes information about its post-spin ... fulfill its obligations under a consent decree for its ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Roche to Commence Phase III Trials with Innovative Treatment Designed to Lower Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Patients with Recent Heart Attack 2Health News:Roche to Commence Phase III Trials with Innovative Treatment Designed to Lower Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Patients with Recent Heart Attack 3Health News:Roche to Commence Phase III Trials with Innovative Treatment Designed to Lower Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Patients with Recent Heart Attack 4Health News:Roche to Commence Phase III Trials with Innovative Treatment Designed to Lower Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Patients with Recent Heart Attack 5Health News:Nation's Largest RN Union Endorses Trumka to Lead Labor as President of AFL-CIO 2Health News:Canary Foundation and Stanford University Commit $20 Million for World-Class Research Center for Cancer Early Detection 2Health News:Canary Foundation and Stanford University Commit $20 Million for World-Class Research Center for Cancer Early Detection 3Health News:8 Questions for AddisonsDisease.Net: Where Members Form Lifetime Bonds for Lifetime Wellness 2Health News:8 Questions for AddisonsDisease.Net: Where Members Form Lifetime Bonds for Lifetime Wellness 3Health News:CareFusion Announces Board of Directors, Progress on Alaris Consent Decree 2Health News:CareFusion Announces Board of Directors, Progress on Alaris Consent Decree 3Health News:CareFusion Announces Board of Directors, Progress on Alaris Consent Decree 4
(Date:3/2/2015)... N.J. , March 2, 2015  Champions Oncology, ... of advanced technology solutions and services to personalize the ... 30 day extension on the $2 million convertible promissory ... December 1, 2014.  Dr. David ... "Champions continues to benefit from the confidence and commitment ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... HOUSTON, TX , March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - ... today reported financial results for the first quarter and ... otherwise, are expressed in Canadian dollars and in accordance ... Summary Results ESSA recorded a net ... the three months ended December 31, 2014 (Q1-2015), compared ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... , March 2, 2015 Attorney ... investigating potential claims on behalf of purchasers of ... or the "Company") (NasdaqGM: VTAE -News).  Such investors ... or his investor relations coordinator Eitan Kimelman ... The investigation concerns whether Vitae Pharmaceuticals and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Champions Oncology Extends Convertible Debt Financing 2Champions Oncology Extends Convertible Debt Financing 3ESSA Pharma Inc. Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 2ESSA Pharma Inc. Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 3ESSA Pharma Inc. Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results 4SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Announces Investigation of Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2
... OncoSec Medical Incorporated (OTCBB:ONCS), which is developing ... to treat solid tumor cancers, today announced that ... and Lakeland Comprehensive Cancer Center in Lakeland, FL ... are screening patients for the Phase II metastatic ...
... International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI ) announced that ... of further litigation in the patent infringement lawsuit previously ... that the case would be stayed pending resolution by ... proceedings and follows the recent rejection by the USPTO ...
Cached Medicine Technology:OncoSec Initiates Two Additional Clinical Sites for Phase II Metastatic Melanoma Trial 2OncoSec Initiates Two Additional Clinical Sites for Phase II Metastatic Melanoma Trial 3OncoSec Initiates Two Additional Clinical Sites for Phase II Metastatic Melanoma Trial 4Federal Court Grants Request by BioDelivery Sciences for Stay of MonoSol Litigation 2Federal Court Grants Request by BioDelivery Sciences for Stay of MonoSol Litigation 3
... Arctic Sun 2000 represents a new non-invasive ... Sun System rapidly induces mild hypothermia in ... hypothermia or rapidly reduces temperature in febrile ... maintains core body temperature in a range ...
... Artic Sun 100 monitors and controls patient ... hypothermia associated with surgery, trauma, or other ... response to feedback provided from a patient ... ambient (room air) and 42C (107.6F) to ...
... introduces its professional AED offeringthe G3 ... first ECG color display, provides manual ... the most advanced technology available to ... capabilities for emergency treatment of sudden ...
... Powerheart AED has arrived. The Powerheart ... AED offering. The innovative Powerheart AED ... such as more instructive voice prompts, ... redesigned form factor, and the industry's ...
Medicine Products: