Results showed an increased risk of readmission and various complications after total knee arthroplasty among patients who were obese, with the severity of obesity determining the risk, according to results.
The hip-spine syndrome has been recognized for several years, but recently, more aspects of the condition have been appreciated. Particularly, as orthopaedic surgeons perform more total hip replacement or spine surgeries on an increasing number of patients, and there is an increasing demand for return to function in active, elderly cases, we regularly face troublesome cases that affect the hip and spine.
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.