Does doing knee replacement helps in reducing weight ?

This patient is 74 years old with weight of 102 Kg. He was suffering from bilateral knee arthritis which has reduced his mobility and post Covid he gained lot of weight.

It’s vicious cycle Arthritis – knee pain – cannot walk or do exercises – weight gain – more knee pain

We did his bilateral knee replacement in single setting. He did good physio for 6 weeks.

At 2 months he walked my clinic without support, lost 6 kg weight in 2 months.

This is possible because knee replacement reduces pain, improves mobility hence helps in weight loss.

Truely knee replacement gives good quality of life