Muscle Loss after Surgery: Implementing Nutrition Strategies

Dr. Logan Nutrition

Healthy young men have a decrease of muscle size with immobilization, showing the greatest amount of atrophy in the quadriceps:

*-1.7% at 2 days

*-5.5% at 7 days

Associated Strength Loss:

*Leg extensor -19%

*Leg press -21%

*Calf strength -8%

Xcelerated Recovery™ Nutritional Supplementation for surgical recovery. Optimize your nutrition to maximize your healing.

What is XR™?
XR™ is a surgeon formulated blend of amino acids, vitamins, minerals and nutrients specifically designed to support the challenges seen in surgical recovery. Each ingredient in XR™ has been clinically researched for optimal effective dosing.  This will help to: prevent muscle loss, support wound healing, and faster return to functional recovery.  

How to take XR™:
Mix with 12oz water until dissolved. Add ice to chill as desired. Try blending into a fruit smoothie for patients that are new with supplements beverages.

The week before surgery: drink 2 x packets of XR™ daily 
On the day of surgery: drink 1 x packet of XR™ in the recovery room post-op Continue for two weeks after surgery: drink 2 x packets of XR™ daily 


Call our clinic to learn more: 720-726-7995

Dr. Catherine Logan Headshot Dr. Catherine Logan, MD, MBA Catherine Logan, MD, MBA, MSPT, is a sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon specializing in complex knee and shoulder surgery at Colorado Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics (COSMO) in Denver, Colorado. As a former physical therapist & trainer, Dr. Logan provides a distinct expertise in sports injury, prevention, and surgical management.

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