A 4 year study using MRI to look at knees showed the rate of knee degeneration/wear. The more weight loss, the slower the rate of knee destruction. Another study showed that combining weight loss with exercise with dietary modification improved exercise tolerance (walking) and improved weight loss. Finally, the proportion of obese patients with artificial knees requiring repeat replacement surgery has increased dramatically over the last 10 years. Obese is a modifiable risk factor for failure of Total Knee Replacement that should be addressed prior to knee replacement surgery.
Dr. Tarlow is the only Orthopedic Surgeon to limit his practice to encompass Adult Reconstruction and Sports Medicine for the diagnosis and treatment of knees. Dr. Tarlow’s practice focuses on excelling in the art of Knee Diagnosis and Surgery. He performs the full spectrum of Knee Surgery from Knee Arthroscopy, ACL Reconstruction, Patellar Stabilization and Cartilage Restoration to Makoplasty Partial Knee Replacement to Total Knee Replacement to Revision Total Knee Replacement. His focus is exceptional customer service and he endeavors to exceed the diverse expectations of his patients.