How Does A BMI Fit In With a TKR?

Hi everyone. Another topic some of you have recently approached me with is “How does a BMI fit in with a tkr (total knee replacement)”? Good question. Since I am not overweight, I thought I would do some research to answer this question to the best of my ability. So…

I was surprised to find out what I have known for years about information on the Internet still exists. Only before, the websites dealt with businesses like construction, fitness equipment, real estate, music tools, and other tangible products/services. Not something as personal and heavily-regulated as medical procedures. What did I learn?

There will be three websites all discussing the same topic. In this case, the topic is BMI affecting a tkr. Only this time, all the sources were reputable, scholarly articles found on NCBI, WebMD, Science Daily, various university sites, etc. All results came about from extensive studies.

RESULTS: One website has one viewpoint. Another website has the exact opposite viewpoint. And, the third is a combination of the two.

How Does A BMI Fit In With a TKR? Well, it is up to your doctor/surgeon. Online research provides no insight whatsoever.

Find my tkr blog post about a BMI and total knee replacement interesting? Kindly share…

AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.

This healthline.com award-winning site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a WEGO Health Patient Leader, published author, and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.

3 thoughts on “How Does A BMI Fit In With a TKR?”

  1. Hi
    I am on my 10th post op day.i was a nurse for 40 years so I did a lot of wear and tear on my body.joined the tkr club with family and friends.Had to wait 3 months after a steroid shot before I could have surgery…tough time. Yes ,surprise my leg is dead weight.my hubby has been wonderful.Fatigue has been my issue but keeping positive thoughts and knowing this is temporary helps.so glad I found your blog.just what I needed today!
    Hang in there.Be realistic bad days will happen but will be less frequent as days pass,per club members.

  2. Hi Janie,
    Thanks for visiting my site and leaving your informative tkr comment. I am confident it will help others on this site.
    Keep in touch and best of luck!

    Marie B (aka Booktoots)

  3. My brother suggested I might like this website. He was
    totally right. This post truly made my day.
    You can not imagine just how much time I had spent for this information!
    Thanks!

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