New Joint Replacement Options for Obese Individuals

March 28, 2015 12:30 PM

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Older studies have already pointed out to the positive impacts of weight loss surgery for patients who are severely overweight, and now, a new study has also demonstrated the benefits of this weight loss surgery in preventing type 2 diabetes in obese patients.

“We know that bariatric surgery is a price-effective intervention for morbid obesity,” the researchers say. “However, the cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery to obtain weight loss prior to joint replacement and as a result decrease the related complications and expenses in morbidly obese individ...

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