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Wounded Bear

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12. It's up to the doctors involved, of course, but yes...
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 05:47 PM
Jan 2022

sometimes choices have to be made. There's no "blanket" set of rules, one obvious thing is joint replacement, particularly knees, ankles, and hips. Installing a new one in someone who weighs 400 pounds is probably an excercise in futility. I've actually known this to happen in people I've known, who were waiting to "lose 40 pounds" before they could get a jount replacement surgery.

I'm sure there are other cases too numerous to list here.

So the question is kind of moot. They already do that.

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