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Forum Tackles the Rising Costs, Challenges and Diminished Outcomes Associated with Treating Obese Patients for Orthopaedic Conditions
Date:4/11/2013

indings will appear as separate reports in AAOS Now over the next several months:

  • Overview, diagnosis, and impact of co-morbidities, "Obese Patients Present a Weighty Problem" (April)
  • The impact of a high BMI on specialty care, specifically on pediatric orthopaedics and spine surgery (May)
  • Barriers to care and impending discrimination against patients with a high BMI (June)
  • Weight gain in athletes and the impact of a high BMI on trauma and foot and ankle care (July)

Forum Agenda Books with study abstracts are available by request (email aaoscomm@aaos.org).
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A Nation in Motion
More than one in four Americans have bone or joint health problems, making them the greatest cause of lost work days in the U.S. When orthopaedic surgeons restore mobility and reduce pain, they help people get back to work and to independent, productive lives. Orthopaedic surgeons provide a great value, in both human and economic terms; and access to high-quality orthopaedic care keeps this "Nation in Motion." To learn more, to read hundreds of patient stories or to submit your own story, visit ANationinMotion.org.

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