BODY WEIGHT AND ORTHOPEDIC HEALTH: In order to find a balance between teaching our patients and seeming unduly harsh, we are very delicate when discussing obesity in today’s culture.
We spend time in our orthopaedic practice to make sure that everyone, regardless of gender, age, or physical ability, is aware of the dangers of carrying too much weight on both their orthopaedic (joints, for example) and overall health (such as diabetes and heart disease). Let’s know more about BODY WEIGHT AND ORTHOPEDIC HEALTH.
As healthcare experts, we understand how critical it is for everyone, men and women alike, to feel at ease in their own skin and be confident in who they are and how they appear. In this perspective, being at ease with oneself entails assisting people in realising that their bodies will not always resemble those of photographic models or even other “normal” people.
We are all made differently, and we respond to calorie intake, exercise, and lifestyles in different ways. Some (fortunate) people, for example, were born with extremely efficient metabolisms; nevertheless, many of us are not. Understanding that, while we may never be as skinny as others, we may be extremely comfortable in our own skin is a vital step toward healthy confidence. Obesity is not validated by being at ease in your own skin, according to medical standards. Let’s know more about BODY WEIGHT AND ORTHOPEDIC HEALTH.
Obesity has traditionally been described as a weight that is at least 20% higher than the weight that corresponds to the lowest death rate for people of a certain height, gender, and age (the “ideal” weight). Let’s know more about BODY WEIGHT AND ORTHOPEDIC HEALTH.
A more detailed breakdown of definitions was as follows:
• Mildly obese: 20-40% over optimum body weight
• Severely/Morbidly obese: 100 percent or more above ideal weight • Moderately obese: 40-99 percent over ideal weight
BMI is a measurement used in more contemporary obesity guidelines (Body Mass Index).
• A BMI of 25.9-29 is considered overweight; • A BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese
The measuring and comparison of waist and hip circumferences is another approach of determining healthy body size guidelines. In general, the larger the ratio, the higher the risk of weight-related health problems. Let’s know more about BODY WEIGHT AND ORTHOPEDIC HEALTH.
Finally, specialised scales that measure one’s body fat percentage are now available. While optimal body fat percentages fluctuate by age, I believe around 25% for me and under 30% for women to be average.
THE OUTCOMES OF OBESITY AND ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
Obesity’s involvement in orthopedic problems and their treatment is underappreciated. The paper “Obesity, Orthopaedics, and Outcomes,” co-authored by William M. Mihalko, MD, PHD., of Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics in Memphis, Tennessee, was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2015. 1 “Obesity can be associated with a variety of comorbidities that can have a major impact on a patient’s result following elective orthopedic surgery,” says Dr. Vipin Garg. Let’s know more about BODY WEIGHT AND ORTHOPEDIC HEALTH.
Despite the fact that there are no clear upper weight limitations that would rule out elective orthopaedic surgery, all of our surgeons are aware of the unique dangers that an obese patient faces and how to optimise and treat each of these patients on an individual basis. Let’s know more about BODY WEIGHT AND ORTHOPEDIC HEALTH.
Patients with morbid obesity (BMI of 40 or higher), according to Dr. Mihalko, should be: • advised to lose weight before total joint arthroplasty (TJA); • offered resources for weight loss before surgery; and • counseled about the possible complications and inferior results that may occur if they do not lose weight. Let’s know more about BODY WEIGHT AND ORTHOPEDIC HEALTH.
NOT JUST FOR PRE-SURGICAL PATIENTS
Losing weight has been shown to improve the outcomes of orthopedic surgery as well as other musculoskeletal conditions.
Excess Weight Can Be Excruciating
Obesity is a significant risk factor for chronic pain. Obese adolescents were more likely than their normal-weight peers to experience musculoskeletal discomfort, especially chronic regional pain. Obesity also nearly doubles the incidence of chronic pain in the elderly, producing discomfort in soft-tissue structures like tendons and ligaments, as well as exacerbating fibromyalgia.