The Journal of the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons) released a comprehensive review of obesity treatment in orthopedic surgery in December 2022. The review highlights the following:
- The growing urgency of the obesity crisis, which affects 35% of the U.S. adult population
- The impact of obesity on bone and joint health, such as soft tissue damage and osteoarthritis.
- Several strategies that busy orthopedic surgeons can implement to help their patients reach a healthier weight.