Knee Replacements, Obesity and Weight Loss

April 15, 2015 2:01 PM

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Extra pounds boost the risk of complications, but heavier patients can still do well.

Phyllis Warr, 60, needed knee surgery. Now retired, Warr was an English teacher at a Chicago-area high school, in an ancient building with three flights of stairs. With arthritic joint damage, she could hardly move about the school. “I had no cartilage in my left knee at all,” she says, “so it was b...

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