Joint Bone Spine 2021 03 2;88(2):105114. Epub 2020 Dec 2.
Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta, 8205 - 114 Street, 2-64 Corbett Hall, T6G 2G4 Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Objective: Increased infection risk after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients with a higher body mass index (BMI), particularly a BMI ≥40kg/m, suggests that BMI reduction (through weight loss) prior to TKA may be important. However, the impact of weight loss on TKA risk reduction is unclear. Furthermore, weight loss could have detrimental consequences with respect to muscle loss and development of sarcopenic obesity, whereby a potential weight loss paradox in adults with advanced knee OA and obesity may be present. Read More