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Latest Hip fracture treatment Stories

2009-08-06 15:28:24

Stroke survivors have about twice the risk of breaking a hip or femur compared to those without stroke "” and the risk is even greater for younger patients, women and those with recent strokes, Dutch researchers report in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association."Our findings imply that it is important to conduct fracture risk assessment immediately after a patient is hospitalized for stroke," said Frank de Vries, Ph.D., senior author of the study and assistant professor of...

2009-06-11 11:35:00

After weight loss surgery, people have nearly twice the expected risk of breaking a bone and an even higher risk of a foot or hand fracture, a new study has found. The results were presented at The Endocrine Society's 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C."This finding is unexpected," said study co-author Jackie Clowes, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. "The established opinion is that obesity protects against osteoporosis and, therefore,...

2008-09-15 09:00:11

MONTREAL, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from the Global Longitudinal study of Osteoporosis in Women (GLOW) showed that 55 percent of women diagnosed with osteoporosis do not believe they are at a higher risk of fractures than their peers. This latest study from GLOW included more than 60,000 women over age 55 and was presented today at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 30th Annual Meeting. "Many women aren't making the connection between their osteoporosis...

2008-09-02 12:00:33

ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As the United States along with the rest of the Western population continue to age, hip fractures and hip replacements will become a more serious concern for patients, families, and healthcare systems. Elderly patients can have positive outcomes following hip replacement surgery, but the extremely elderly hip fracture patient may face more challenges. Additional levels of support and care are now necessary, according to two studies published in the...