Malnutrition has been found to be prevalent in patients undergoing elective total joint arthroplasty (TJA) and has been shown to be an independent risk factor for multiple postsurgical complications following TJA. In addition, substantial muscle atrophy has been known to occur after both total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA) resulting in decreased strength and impaired mobility.
Complications associated with the above conditions are a well-known problem in the total joint replacement population.
Our perioperative nutrition solution, MEND, supported by three published randomized trials, has been shown to optimize a patients’ nutrition status both pre and post joint replacement surgery.
Today, MEND is being used throughout orthopedics and has been implemented in many of the top orthopedic hospitals.
Referring your patients to MEND is an easy process. Our patient care program is simple, takes minutes to onboard and MEND takes care of all the work…including training your staff, patient education, implementation, fulfillment as well as patient follow up and reporting.
Preserve muscle: Having your patients use MEND will perserve muscle volume, which is critical for preventing complications and for faster recovery.†
Enhance strength: more muscle means more strength and that means easier rehabilitation.†
Return function sooner: patients will perform better in functional tasks like moving up and down stairs.†
Improve blood albumin/haemoglobin: studies suggest that the EAAs in MEND improve the blood profile.†
Reduce hospital time: studies show that better muscle leads to fewer complications and less time in the hospital. †
A retrospective study of ~100 thousand total knee patients and ~57 thousand total hip patients showed the following:
Malnutrition and total joint arthroplasty:
I'm impressed with MEND's science and the caliber of medical and sports clients.
"Growing evidence shows that MEND can enhance both the quality of healing and the time needed for healing."
"We are impressed with MEND's science and products and the positive impact they are having on patient outcomes."
MEND aligns with our philosophy of providing our patients comprehensive multimodal care to deliver the best possible results.
“Clinical evidence suggests EAA supplementation attenuates muscle atrophy and enhances recovery from joint replacement surgery.”