The impact of obesity surgery on musculoskeletal disease.

Obesity is an important modifiable risk factor for musculoskeletal disease. A Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA)-compliant systematic review of bariatric surgery on musculoskeletal disease symptoms was performed. One thousand nineteen papers were identified, of which 43 were eligible for data synthesis. There were 79 results across 24 studies pertaining to physical capacity, of which 53 (67 %) demonstrated statistically significant post-operative improvement. There were 75 results across 33 studies pertaining to musculoskeletal pain, of which 42 (56 %) demonstrated a statistically significant post-operative improvement. There were 13 results across 6 studies pertaining to arthritis, of which 5 (38 %) demonstrated a statistically significant post-operative improvement. Bariatric surgery significantly improved musculoskeletal disease symptoms in 39 of the 43 studies. These changes were evident in a follow-up of 1 month to 10 years.
AuthorsUssamah El-Khani, Ahmed Ahmed, Sherif Hakky, Jean Nehme, Jonathan Cousins, Harvinder Chahal, Sanjay Purkayastha
JournalObesity surgery (Obes Surg) Vol. 24 Issue 12 Pg. 2175-92 (Dec 2014) ISSN: 1708-0428 [Electronic] United States
PMID25308113 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Review)
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Humans
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases (complications, prevention & control)
  • Obesity, Morbid (complications, surgery)

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