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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...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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