Source: Journal of clinical investigation 2013, Oct 25 [Epub ahead of print]
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Date of publication: 25 October 2013
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Twenty grams of essential amino acids (EAA) taken twice daily for a week before and for two weeks after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), resulted in a faster recovery and much less muscle wastage then in a control group. This was a small trial of older adults and acts as a proof of principle for the use of EAA supplements to attenuate muscle loss in older TKA patients.
Length of publication: 13 pages
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