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Latest Hip fracture treatment Stories

2011-02-16 15:32:04

Children with hip and thigh implants designed to help heal a broken bone or correct other bone conditions are at risk for subsequent fractures of the very bones that the implants were intended to treat.

2011-02-16 08:13:12

Pediatric Implants designed to help heal broken bones, may actually be damaging the very bones they were intended to treat.

2010-11-24 11:35:11

Leading experts from the European Society on Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) and the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) have published a timely position paper on the association between subtrochanteric femoral (upper thigh bone) fractures and long-term treatment with bisphosphonates.

2010-09-14 18:32:36

A widely prescribed class of drugs is highly effective in reducing common bone fractures in people with osteoporosis, but an expert panel announced today that these same drugs – when used long term – may be related to unusual but serious fractures of the thigh bone.

2010-09-14 09:04:16

Performing early surgery on elderly patients who have suffered hip fractures has been shown to reduce the risk of death by 19 percent.

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.

2009-11-02 07:48:57

Aggressively managing patients at risk for osteoporosis could reduce the hip fracture rate in the United States by 25 percent.

2009-10-01 14:44:57

A study published in the October 2009 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery suggests a disconnect between the way wrist-fracture patients and those with a spine or hip fracture are managed and evaluated.

2009-08-11 16:41:45

The dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health and a team of scientists worldwide have found a better way to prevent deadly blood clots after joint replacement surgery – a major problem that results in thousands of unnecessary deaths each year. The research appears this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.

2009-08-07 09:00:20

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, in the United States, about 300,000 people fracture their hip every year, and about 20 percent of these people die of their fracture within a year.


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