The Role of Bariatric Surgery in the Obese Total Joint Arthroplasty Patient. The Orthopedic clinics of North America Hooper, J. M., Deshmukh, A. J., Schwarzkopf, R. 2018; 49 (3): 297-306


Although bariatric surgery is a proven means of weight loss and treatment of obesity-related comorbidities in morbidly obese patients, it is not yet clear how it affects outcomes after total joint arthroplasty in this high-risk patient population. This article explores the effects of obesity and bariatric surgery on osteoarthritis and total joint arthroplasty, and also discusses the financial and ethical implications of use of bariatric surgery for risk reduction before total joint arthroplasty.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.ocl.2018.02.003

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