The effects of bariatric surgery in knee osteoarthritis (OA)

Can bariatric surgery delay the need for total knee replacement (TKR) surgery?

Weight, especially those who are classed as overweight and obese (Body Mass Index, BMI >30), is regarded as one of the most modifiable to risk factors in those who suffer with osteoarthritis (OA). 

With this in mind, the authors of this study have looked at the benefits of combining bariatric surgery with diet and exercise changes, to see if this could delay the need for a total knee replacement (TKR) surgery. 


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