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Comment on: Slipped capital femoral epiphysis and Blount’s disease as indicators for early metabolic surgical intervention

Published:August 19, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soard.2019.08.006
      Patient selection criteria for adolescent metabolic bariatric surgery (MBS) have historically included adolescents who have achieved an extreme body mass index value, have developed a major complication of their obesity that would justify surgical therapy, show evidence of physiologic maturity evidence of mature decision-making, and demonstrate understanding of the dietary and physical activity changes that are required for optimal postoperative outcomes.
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