Revision Total Knee Replacement: Getting the Facts 

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about revision total knee replacement.

Does weight affect knee pain?

Dr. Matthew Lawless explains how weight may affect joint pain. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Losing weight can bring relief to weight-bearing joints such as knees, hips, and ankles, alleviating joint pain, according to the American College of RheumatologyOff Site Icon. Maintaining a healthy and appropriate weight is also a preventative measure, reducing the risk of developing osteoarthritis in the knees, according to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationOff Site Icon.

For more information about arthritis and weight loss, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Richard Davis II, MD, Premier Orthopedics; National Institutes of Health; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; National Institutes of Health