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A colleague has expressed a desire for a knee replacement and she was told by her MD that she needs to lose a minimum of 10 kgs (preferably 20 kgs) before she can be considered for a TKR on our Medicare health system, here in Australia. The wait time at her local hospital is 4 months.
I guess, after smoking, obesity is a major cause of health issues in candidates for surgery. Should being overweight cause delays in surgery for otherwise healthy people?
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