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A Case for Coordinated Care
For patients with severe obesity, studies show that undergoing bariatric surgery before total joint replacement surgery may lead to better surgical outcomes. 1
For this reason, bariatric and orthopedic practices are teaming up to engage in coordinated care to treat patients with severe obesity and joint disease.
For effective collaboration between orthopedic and weight management teams
For orthopedic teams and patients
Bariatric Journey Support
Health Partner for Weight Loss Surgery website for patients considering/ preparing for weight loss surgery
How to Start a Program
Our resources help bariatric and orthopedic teams partner to reduce patients’ BMIs and other comorbidities and optimize them for joint replacement surgery. View, download, or order materials using the link below, keyword search “ortho”.
Hear from two teams who have successfully implemented coordinated care for high risk joint replacement candidates with severe obesity.
1. Severson E, Singh J, Browne J, et al. Total Knee Arthroplasty in Morbidly Obese Patients Treated With Bariatric Surgery. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2012;27:1696-1700.