Association between bariatric surgery with long-term analgesic prescription and all-cause mortality among patients with osteoarthritis: a general population-based cohort study

There is still a large unmet need for novel osteoarthritis (OA) treatments that could provide clinically important effects on long-term pain relief (?12 months). We examined the relation of bariatric surgery along with weight loss to analgesic prescription and all-cause mortality among individuals with OA.