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Achieving a Healthy Weight Before Orthopaedic Surgery Can Improve Your Recovery (and Beyond!)

Are you considering orthopaedic surgery? You might be surprised to learn that shedding some pounds beforehand can significantly improve your experience and overall outcomes. Southlake Orthopaedics offers a dedicated Weight Loss Program specifically designed to help patients achieve their weight loss goals and optimize their surgical outcomes.

Why Weight Loss Matters for Orthopaedic Surgery

Carrying excess weight puts incredible strain on your entire musculoskeletal system, particularly your joints. This can worsen existing conditions like arthritis and make recovery from surgery more challenging.

Here’s how achieving a healthy weight can benefit you before your surgery:

  • Reduced Stress on Joints: Every pound lost translates to four fewer pounds of pressure on your joints. This translates to less pain and inflammation, both before and after surgery. That’s significant in reducing your pain levels and helping you live a more active life.
  • Improved Cartilage Integrity: Weight loss can have a positive impact on joint health by helping maintain the health of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage serves as a cushioning material, and when it is healthy, it can contribute to better long-term joint health. Therefore, by achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, individuals can potentially reduce the risk of joint issues and improve overall joint function and well-being.
  • Enhanced Mobility: Losing weight can have a notable positive impact on your ability to move and bend, enhancing your overall flexibility. This, in turn, can make everyday tasks more manageable and can even contribute to a more seamless post-surgery recovery process.
  • Increased Candidacy for Certain Procedures: In certain instances, achieving a reduction in body weight may be a prerequisite to meeting the eligibility criteria for certain surgical procedures. By reaching a healthier weight, you can open doors to surgical options that might not have been available before.

Southlake Orthopaedics Orthopedic Weight Loss: Your Path to a Healthier You

Southlake Orthopaedics understands the critical role of weight management in promoting optimal orthopaedic health. Our carefully designed Weight Loss Program empowers patients to improve their overall health and reduce the impact of excess weight on their orthopaedic well-being.

Here are the steps we take to helping you achieve a healthier weight:

  • Telehealth Convenience: Get started with a weight loss consultation from the comfort of your own home.
  • Personalized Care: Meet with a healthcare professional who will develop a weight loss plan tailored to your unique needs and goals.
  • Medication Support: Explore the possibility of prescription medication to aid your weight loss journey, if appropriate.
  • Telehealth Monitoring: Stay connected with your healthcare provider through regular telehealth consultations for continued support and adjustments to your plan.

Taking Charge of Your Health: The Southlake Advantage

Southlake Orthopaedics understands that weight loss is a deeply personal journey. Our program offers a supportive and empowering environment to help you achieve lasting results. By prioritizing weight loss before surgery, you’re investing in a smoother recovery, improved mobility, and better long-term orthopaedic health. Our specialists are here to help you achieve less pain and more living.

Taking the Next Step Toward a Healthier You

Southlake Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Weight Loss Program is here to help you every step of the way. Click here to learn more or give us a call at 205-329-7545 to schedule a consultation today! We look forward to helping you on your weight loss journey!


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