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2011-02-16 15:32:04

Overall health, location of implant matter 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, according to new research from Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Findings of the Johns Hopkins study, based on an analysis of more than 7,500 pediatric bone implants performed at Hopkins over 15 years, will be presented Feb. 16 at the annual meeting of...

2011-02-16 08:13:12

By Rhonda Craig, IBN Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Pediatric Implants designed to help heal broken bones, may actually be damaging the very bones they were intended to treat. According to new research from Johns Hopkins Children's Center, children with hip and thigh implants are at a greater risk of experiencing bone fractures at the area of the implant. For the study, researchers analyzed more than 7,500 pediatric bone implant procedures at Johns Hopkins. They found that nine...

2010-11-24 11:35:11

calls for further study of these rare fractures; studies show clear benefit of treatment versus minor risk; patients and doctors to be aware of possible warning signs 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...

2010-09-14 18:32:36

Expert panel calls for additional product labeling, international patient registry 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. In the most comprehensive scientific report to date on the topic, the task force reviewed 310 cases of "atypical femur fractures,"...

2010-09-14 09:04:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Performing early surgery on elderly patients who have suffered hip fractures has been shown to reduce the risk of death by 19 percent. Hip fractures are associated with a mortality rate of 14 percent to 36 percent in the year following the fracture and can negatively affect a patient's independence and quality of life. Current guidelines recommend surgery within 24 hours of the break, although some physicians favor delays to provide more time to prepare the patient and...

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...

2009-11-02 07:48:57

Study of 650,000 men and women over 50 finds 38 percent drop in hip fracture rate Aggressively managing patients at risk for osteoporosis could reduce the hip fracture rate in the United States by 25 percent, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the November issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The first step must be a more active role by orthopedic surgeons in osteoporosis disease management, researchers say. This study, the largest to look at osteoporosis...

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. The study, conducted in 2007 among 97 percent of the women in Korea, reviewed the incidence of fractures around the hip, spine, and wrist in female patients age 50 and older and the prescription frequencies of bone density scans for osteoporosis, along with the use of medications for...

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.The research team, which includes scientists from Oklahoma, Denmark, Australia and Canada, set out to find a better way to prevent blood clots without...

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. Stroke patients have about twice the increased risk of breaking a hip or femur, than those who have not suffered stoke, according to reports from a recent study.In the study, a team of Dutch researchers looked at 6,763 patients who had a hip or femur fracture and compared them to 26,341 people who...


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