Orthopedic Bariatric
Coordinated Care
Program

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.

A Case for Coordinated Care

Program Components

Program Guide

Program Guide

For effective collaboration between orthopedic and weight management teams

Educational Resources

Educational Resources

For orthopedic teams and patients

Bariatric Journey Support

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”.

How to Start a Program

Proven Success

Hear from two teams who have successfully implemented coordinated care for high risk joint replacement candidates with severe obesity.

Proven success

References

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.