What causes weight gain after knee surgery?

Lack of activity. Eating more, lack of activity.
Inactivity? Knee surgery limits the amount of activity one can do and may contribute to weight gain. Other factors to consider is fluid retention or medications after surgery. Consult with your physician if weight gain is rapid or if swelling is worsening after surgery.

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I need help losing weight after a knee surgery. Any suggestions?

Water aerobics. Losing weight is dependent on an active lifestyle and proper diet. After knee surgery, water aerobics and swimming are very good low impact exercises. Check with your surgeon first to make sure it is ok for you to start an exercise program. Read more...

Would losing weight be a good alternative to having knee surgery?

Absolutely. Depending on how severe your arthritis is, weight loss should make a big difference, from experience with my own patients. But even if you still need surgery, weight loss will lower your surgical complication risks, and make post op therapy a lot more successful and tolerable. I hope the best for you. Read more...

What can cause back pain after knee surgery?

Alignment issue... Recovery from knee surgery is problematic enough; but if you have a 'sensitive' back this raises the level of care. Any problem that throws off your gait(or how you walk) will cause instability in the muscles and dynamic of your back. Keeping strong abdominal muscles will help counteract this problem; and as your knee recovers your back issue should walk on by. Try some heat to help your back. Read more...
Altered walking. I see this fairly often and it is usually do to a change in the way a person walks after the knee surgery. They will tend to favor the operated leg and this will cause excessive strain on their other joints including their back . Usually when the knee gets better and the walking improved the back pain gets better too. Read more...

Can knee surgery or back surgery cause you to become shorter?

No. It is difficult to make someone shorter through knee or spine surgery. Typically, corrections of the knee or spine (straighten) will functionally lengthen the limb or stature. The changes though are usually not significant. Read more...

Gonna have knee surgery. I just lost 30lbs and I always eat right & walk. During the healing process, what can I do to keep the weight off while down?

So,You'veGotKneesles. Strict diet.Protein for healing 1gm/pound/day. Lots of greens and NO processed foods,especially carbs (bread, potatoes) or sugars(ice cream, candy,etc).In other words be miserable and get used to it. In the process you will learn what you like and how to prepare it--then you can have guilt-free junk every now and then. Also, you have an upper body-use it!! Swim if you can. Ask your P.T. for advice. Read more...
Less calories. First, congratulations on the hard work you put in toward your 30 lbs weight loss! While you are recovering, it is understandable that it will be difficult to keep up your physical activity. You will likely need to cut down on your daily calorie consumption for a short period of time until you are able to walk again. You may want to cut it by no more than 10% for that short period. Read more...