Private Knee Replacement and Your Body Weight

When it comes to total knee replacement your weight matters. Excess weight puts additional stress on weight-bearing joints.  Years of carrying excess weight contribute to achy, swollen, and stiff joints. Osteoarthritis has long been considered a wear and tear disease. In addition, obesity may increase inflammation levels in your body, thus leading to joint pain. For people considered overweight, dropping 10 pounds means taking off as much as 40 pounds of force off their knees, depending on what they are doing.

In many cases, knee pain prevents people from losing weight as their mobility is compromised and therefore makes it nearly impossible to exercise. However, exercising is only one aspect of losing weight. Another very important one is your diet. The number of calories you eat matters. Sometimes you can exercise a lot, and lose very little weight if you have not adjusted your diet.

What should you weigh to be able to do a private knee replacement? In most cases, the cut-off number is 40 BMI (Body Mass Index). If you need to calculate your BMI here is a tool that takes into account your age and sex

For more information about private knee replacement, contact us by email or toll-free 877 344 3544

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