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Not Until You Lose Weight: Why obesity is a barrier for arthritis and joint pain treatment, and should it be?
Obesity Canada presents Connected Conversations with special guest Dr. Harman Chaudhry

For many Canadians living with obesity, arthritis and joint pain can be a debilitating and limiting comorbidity that severely impacts quality of life. Living with obesity can make the arthritis and joint pain worse and vice versa. Many individuals are turned away from surgical treatment for their joints due to their BMI or told they must lose weight first. This has created a cycle of suffering where someone can't improve their pain and function due to one condition, until the other is addressed, yet there is limited access to effective treatment for that, meaning neither condition gets managed. Join hosts Lisa Schaffer and Ian Patton along with special guest Dr. Harman Chaudhry as we explore the relationship between arthritis, joint pain and obesity, and dig into the topic of using BMI cut offs for orthopedic treatments.

Dr. Harman Chaudhry is an orthopaedic surgeon in the Sunnybrook Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre in Toronto, Ontario. His clinical practice is focused exclusively on hip and knee reconstructive surgery. He obtained his medical degree (MD) and surgical training from McMaster University, during which time he completed two years of intensive research training in clinical trials and the analysis of ‘big data’ in healthcare. He completed a surgical fellowship at Western University in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction. Dr. Chaudhry has a special interest in complex and revision (i.e., re-do) hip and knee operations.

Jun 28, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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