INTRODUCTION: This study sought to determine the effect that malnutrition, defined as hypoalbuminemia, has on hip fracture patients treated with total hip arthroplasty (THA). Specifically, we evaluated: (1) demographics and perioperative data; (2) postoperative complications; and (3) re-operation rates. METHODS: The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was...

This is a study by Dr.'s Bridget Ellsworth and Atul Kamath looking at the prevalence of malnutrition and the associated complications in the total joint population: study link. Conclusions Hypoalbuminemia (albumin <3.5 g/dL) is a commonly used surrogate for malnutrition. Preoperative hypoalbuminemia is prevalent in patients undergoing...

Full study can be read here: Link Background There have been many efforts to find modifiable risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in the perioperative period of total knee arthroplasty (TKA), while no study has investigated the relationship between the muscle mass and deep vein thrombosis (DVT)...

There is increasing evidence that supplementation can enhance recovery from joint replacement surgery. This study was performed by Hospital for Special Surgery and contains the same nutrients as MEND Joint Replacement. We have enhanced our formulation to increase the level of certain key amino acids....

This enhanced study was performed by MDs at Slocum Orthopedics and Oregon University. We have enhanced our formulation to increase the level of certain key amino acids and are now conducting yet another study with Slocum. Essential Amino Acid Supplementation Mitigates Muscle Atrophy After Total Knee...

This is the original 2013 study with our partners Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine who we are currently performing another study with on our enhanced formulation that builds off of this research. We expect even better outcomes. Essential amino acid supplementation in patients following...