Metabolic Bone Disease and Bariatric SurgeryTanjinder S Sanghera1, Sertaz-Niel Kang2 and Khaled Hamdan3*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Khaled Hamdan BM MD FRCS
Digestive Diseases Unit
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 16, 2011; Accepted Date: May 18, 2012; Published Date: May 21, 2012
Citation: Sanghera TS, Kang SN, Hamdan K (2012) Metabolic Bone Disease and Bariatric Surgery. Rheumatol Curr Res S5:001. doi: 10.4172/2161-1149.S5-001
Copyright: © 2012 Sanghera TS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide and the past decade has witnessed an exponential rise in the number of bariatric operations performed. As a consequence, it is expected that an increasing number of patients are likely to be at risk of long term complications that may not manifest until years or decades later. Several studies have investigated the short and long-term complications of bariatric surgery but there is little available data on the longterm consequences on bone metabolism and the consequences of this after bariatric surgery. This paper reviews the current literature for further information on this clinically relevant issue.