Latest Hip fracture treatment Stories
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.
Pediatric Implants designed to help heal broken bones, may actually be damaging the very bones they were intended to treat.
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.
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 â€“ when used long term â€“ may be related to unusual but serious fractures of the thigh bone.
Performing early surgery on elderly patients who have suffered hip fractures has been shown to reduce the risk of death by 19 percent.
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.
Aggressively managing patients at risk for osteoporosis could reduce the hip fracture rate in the United States by 25 percent.
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 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 â€“ a major problem that results in thousands of unnecessary deaths each year. The research appears this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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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