Study Finds Weight Loss Target for Morbidly Obese Before Knee Surgery – Reuters

Read article - Quotes Benjamin Keeney, instructor in orthopaedics, about a study he coauthored that found that for morbidly obese patients having knee replacement surgery, losing at least 20 pounds beforehand leads to shorter hospital stays and lower odds of being discharged to a facility. "Many people are told to lose five or 10 pounds before the surgery but we don't actually know how much weight you have to lose for it to lead to a meaningful improvement," says Keeney. (Picked up by KFGO, WHBL, KDAL 610, WHTC, MDAlert, WNMT, and ChannelNews Asia. Similar coverage in DevDiscourse.)