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Brisbane Hip Clinic
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Surgery of the HipJoint


Obesity represents a very significant risk factor for developing complications after hip joint surgery. In the presence of hip arthritis with decreased exercise capacity, weight loss can sometimes appear to be impossible. With good advice and skillful management, weight loss targets and surgical risk reduction can still be consistently achieved prior to your procedure. 

Using evidence based nutritional planning and tailored exercise prescription, we can assist you meet pre-surgical weight loss targets and achieve better physical condition in preparation for your operation. Accurate resting metabolic rate testing, body composition analysis and consideration your current dietary habits, exercise capacity and goals will guide recommendations for nutrition planning and weight loss efforts.

Brisbane Hip Clinic offers a wide range of services to assist in obesity management including dietetic meal planning, goal setting, dietary counselling, exercise prescription and non-dieting advice. We even offer in house cooking classes to teach simple methods of food preparation to help achieve your weight loss targets.


This information has been written by A/Prof Patrick Weinrauch for the purposes of patient education. The details provided are of general nature only and do not substitute for professional recommendations based an individual clinical assessment. © A/Prof Patrick Weinrauch. Brisbane Hip Clinic.