"The #1 question I get from my patients is what can I do to enhance my recovery from joint replacement surgery. I tell them Mend.”
Dr. Paul Jacob, DO
Surprisingly, 80% of hospital patients are undernourished. Nutrition is an important factor in preparing for hip and knee replacement, and can help in your recovery afterwards.
During recovery from surgery, your body's needs for additional nutrients increase due to stress, fatigue, muscle loss and general higher metabolic demand to repair damaged tissue. Numerous clinical studies have shown that supplementing with targeted nutrients will enhance healing and recovery from joint replacement surgery.
MEND Joint Replacement is a proprietary blend of essential amino acids (EAAs) that has been shown in multiple randomized clinical trials to help preserve muscle and enhance your return to function and mobility.
The Need For Clinical Nutrition
During a state of trauma, such as surgery, the body’s nutritional needs increase:
- The body enters a higher metabolic state and requires more energy
- Trauma and lack of use leads to muscle atrophy, which prolongs recovery
- The immune system is weakened due to stress and shock
- Risk of wound infection is increased
- Persistent inflammation delays return to function
- Trauma and physiological stress lead to increased fatigue
Nutritional deficiencies impede the natural progression of healing, including elevating the risk of infection and lengthening recovery periods. The latest clinical research has shown that patients who are nutritionally optimized pre and post op will heal better and faster and have better long-term outcomes. Unfortunately, most Americans are overfed and undernourished, meaning most Americans are not nutritionally optimized and are at a higher risk for complications post-surgery.
MEND: A Solution for Pre and Post Op Nutrition
We have partnered with MEND to provide our patients with clinical nutrition to optimize surgical outcomes and recovery. MEND has developed a suite of products to address the nutritional gap in healing by combining the rigor of scientific research with a natural first approach. We recommend and encourage using MEND products for a stronger, long-lasting recovery from surgery.
For more information on MEND Joint Replacement for Enhanced Recovery, please click HERE.
Get Adobe ReaderYou will need the Adobe Reader to view & print these documents.