AWM: Adults with Obesity BMI >/=30 (2020-21)

Author and Year:
Liljensoe A, Laursen J, et al, 2019
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Article Title:
Weight loss intervention before total knee replacement: a 12-month randomized controlled trial.
Liljensøe A, Laursen J, Bliddal H, Søballe K, Mechlenburg I
Scandinavian Journal of Surgery
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
Patients with osteoarthritis scheduled for total knee replacement and BMI greater or equal to 30 and motivated for weight loss.
Exclusion Criteria:
Rheumatoid arthritis; plan for bariatric surgery.
Research Purpose:
The aim of this study was to investigate whether a weight loss intervention before primary total knee replacement would improve quality of life, knee function, mobility, and body composition 1 year after surgery.
Blinding efforts:
The attending surgeon and the nursing staff were blinded to the randomization of patients.
Study Location:
Southern Jutland, Denmark
Source(s) of Funding:
Industry, Not-for-profit
Please specify names of funders:
The Danish Rheumatism Association; Cambridge Weight Plan®, Northants, UK; Linak A/S; Fabrikant Mads Clausen’s foundation Danfoss; Johs. M. Klein og hustru’s foundation; Knud and Edith Eriksen’s foundation; Peter Ryholt’s foundation; and Jeppe Juhl og hustru Ovita Juhl’s foundation.