Cleveland researchers study musculoskeletal pain following significant weight loss
Over 18 months, researchers at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University studied the frequency and prevalence of musculoskeletal (MSK) complaints in obese patients before and after undergoing gastric bypass surgery. The researchers concluded that the complaints, which involved joint and tendon pain, decreased significantly following surgery and initial weight loss, even in non-weight bearing areas of the body.
The comprehensive review of MSK symptoms (neck, shoulder, spine, hip, knee, foot pain, fibromyalgia syndrome, etc.) before and after weight loss studied 54 patients recruited from University Hospitals of Clevelands Bariatric Surgery Program, according to Michele Hooper, MD, the studys principal investigator and co-director of the Arthritis Translational Research Program at University Hospitals of Cleveland.
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