I no longer have knee pain after losing 120 lbs

My right knee used to hurt when I climbed stairs.  That’s almost all gone now.

Years of obesity can severely damage our knees and cause arthritis.  Weight loss (diet/exercise, like I did; or after stomach surgery) can improve knee function.

But some folks, even though they lose weight, may still benefit from knee replacement surgery.  This can often relieve pain, and allow people to dramatically increase their level of function – like my neighbor, Ella!

Click here for summary of recent studies from the the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, on knee osteoarthritis

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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