Quantcast
Last updated on April 20, 2014 at 8:28 EDT

Latest ASA physical status classification system Stories

2010-04-06 16:24:00

ROSEMONT, Ill., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hip fractures are the second leading cause of hospitalization of elderly patients. In many cases, a hip fracture is the first step in a complete decline in the patient's health, setting off a long list of potential complications. According to a new study published in the April 2010 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), a person's pre-surgical health classification -- as determined by the American Society of...