Bone Complications of Bariatric Surgery: Updates on Sleeve Gastrectomy, Fractures, and Interventions

Citation:

Kristen M Beavers, Katelyn A Greene, and Elaine W Yu. 2020. “Bone Complications of Bariatric Surgery: Updates on Sleeve Gastrectomy, Fractures, and Interventions.” Eur J Endocrinol. Copy at https://tinyurl.com/yafzo7hj

Abstract:

Despite well recognized improvements in obesity-related comorbidities, increasing evidence implicates bariatric surgery in the onset of adverse skeletal health outcomes. The purpose of this review is to provide a focused update in three critical areas: (i) emergent data on sleeve gastrectomy and bone loss, (ii) evidence linking bariatric surgery to incident fracture, and (iii) intervention strategies designed to mitigate surgical bone loss. Better understanding of these issues will inform our treatment of skeletal health for patients planning bariatric surgery.