Joint replacement and asthma surgeries better after weight loss surgery

March 30, 2015 4:37 PM

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Scientists from the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York City and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have presented a paper at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons indicating that obese patients who had undergone weight loss or bariatric surgery might achieve better outcomes with subsequent joint replacement surgeries.

The lead researcher of the study, Dr. Emily Dodwell, recruited two groups of obese people requiring knee or hip replacement surgeries; these she divided into one group of patients who went through weight loss surgery, and the other group did not undergo any bariatric surgery.

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