Nutritional labs may show malnutrition is a cause of complications in patients who underwent bariatric surgery.
Abstinence from tobacco was less likely in cigarette smokers who used e-cigarettes after being discharged from the hospital, according to findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Although overweight and obese patients who undergo knee replacement may lose weight in the period before and immediately following surgery, they are less likely to lose more than 2.5% of their body weight in the ensuing 1 year to 2 years, according to findings.
When knee stiffness is confirmed, it can be treated with manipulation under anesthesia, which is successful 85% of the time.
Results from this study indicated Birmingham hip resurfacing resulted in outcomes comparable to total hip arthroplasty among young patients.