Joint Replacement and Muscle Atrophy

Joint replacements have become a very common procedure, with millions performed annually. The procedure and technology is constantly advancing and today’s approaches give patients the ability to return function and quality of life.

One of the challenges with joint replacements is the muscle loss that can occur and the resulting persistent weakness. Research studies show that this persistent weakness can remain for a long time post surgery.

So what can you do to reduce muscle loss?

One of the most important things you can do is to prepare your body nutritionally. Before a major surgery is not the time to be dieting. You’ll want to have full balanced meals and increase your protein intake. Your doctor and nursing staff will advise you on a nutrition protocol.

We recommend taking MEND Joint Replacement at least 1 week prior to your surgery. The formulation has been shown in a number of clinical studies to reduce loss of muscle mass and enhance recovery. Follow your Doctor’s suggestions and keep taking MEND for at least two weeks post surgery.