Laparoscopic gastric band surgery is associated with more improvement in knee osteoarthritis in younger patients and those without prior knee injury.
Patients who are obese and experience knee pain were found to have improved pressure pain threshold at the patella and the wrist after weight loss associated with bariatric surgery vs medical management.
About 20% of U.S. bariatric surgery patients are still using prescription opioids 7 years later.
Many patients have improved mobility and joint pain reduction 3 years after bariatric surgery.
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