Weight and activity change in overweight and obese patients after primary total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Lachiewicz2008WeightAA,
  title={Weight and activity change in overweight and obese patients after primary total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Anne M Lachiewicz and Paul F. Lachiewicz},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={33-40}
}
Few studies have examined the effect of primary total knee arthroplasty on the weight and physical activity of overweight and obese patients in the United States. We conducted a prospective study of changes in mean weight, body mass index (BMI), and physical activity over 2 years in 188 consecutive overweight or obese patients. Weight, BMI, and physical activity, evaluated using the Lower Extremity Activity Scale (LEAS), were assessed preoperatively and at 1 and 2 years. At 2 years, no… CONTINUE READING

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