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My brother is in need of knee replacement surgery. He lives in New Mexico and returning home to North Carolina I May 2015. He was told years ago that he needed both knees replaced but did not have insurance He is now covered by Medicare and AARP insurance. He has dealt with the overweight issue by going through Gastric bypass surgery losing over one hundred pounds. Losing the weight has led to an excess skin problem estimated to be 50 to 75 pounds putting him at about 300 pounds.
This has created a “catch 22” situation in that he needs to lose the weight to have the surgery and he needs to have the surgery so he can lose the weight!
He gets around with a cane, but seriously needs the knee surgery as soon as he can. He will be living back home in eastern North Carolina beginning in May.
Has anyone in this forum ever had Knee Replacement surgery while overweight?
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