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Latest Hip fracture Stories

2014-04-04 11:02:18

Vitamin D insufficiency sustained over 5 years contributes to increased 10-year fracture risk in elderly women A study presented today at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases shows that long-term low levels of vitamin D intake are associated with higher 10-year fracture risk in elderly women. Vitamin D insufficiency in seniors has been shown to contribute to increased risk of osteoporotic fractures. Previous studies have used single vitamin D...

2014-02-19 12:59:47

Among patients who had completed standard rehabilitation after hip fracture, the use of a home exercise program that included exercises such as standing from a chair or climbing a step resulted in improved physical function, according to a study in the February 19 issue of JAMA. More than 250,000 people in the United States fracture their hip each year, with many experiencing severe long-term consequences. "Two years after a hip fracture, more than half of men and 39 percent of women are...

2014-01-15 16:23:21

BINOSTO® offers a liquid alternative to the 74 percent of patients who want a treatment choice. SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Most osteoporosis patients want a choice in the medication they take, according to a recent online survey* sponsored by Mission Pharmacal Company. The survey, conducted by Inspire among the National Osteoporosis Foundation online support community, revealed that 74 percent of osteoporosis patients surveyed prefer to take medication that comes in...

2013-12-30 08:25:56

LONDON, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: MediPoint: Trauma Fixation - US Analysis and Market Forecasts MediPoint: Trauma Fixation - US Analysis and Market Forecasts SummaryTraumatic injury patients that come into the Emergency Room (ER) experience orthopedic injury in the form of fractures 60% to 65% of the time, based on GlobalData's conversations with key opinion leaders. Of this population, 45%-50% are operable and...

2013-12-30 08:25:45

LONDON, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: MediPoint: Trauma Fixation - EU Analysis and Market ForecastsMediPoint: Trauma Fixation - EU Analysis and Market Forecasts SummaryTraumatic injury patients that come into the Emergency Room (ER) experience orthopedic injury in the form of fractures 60% to 65% of the time, based on GlobalData's conversations with key opinion leaders. Of this population, 45%-50% are operable and require...

2013-12-16 12:04:19

Total 75 percent of second hip fractures occurred within 4 years after initial hip fracture; further studies needed to help explain excessive mortality of second hip fracture Research presented today at the 4th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting showed that second hip fractures are more deadly than first hip fractures. Based in Hong Kong, the study evaluated the overall incidence of a second hip fracture and subsequent mortality in 43,832 patients, aged 65 or above, with operatively treated...

2013-12-13 13:42:22

Asian study shows patients with Colles' fracture are at higher risk than patients with osteoporosis to have a subsequent hip fracture within one year; Colles' fracture and osteoporosis together further increase the risk of hip fracture A new study presented today at the IOF Regionals 4th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting in Hong Kong supports widespread evidence that individuals who have suffered a fracture are at significantly increased risk of subsequent hip fractures. In fact, previous...

2013-12-12 12:16:55

Serious impact on health-care costs, early deaths, disability and need for elderly care A new report issued today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) shows that broken bones due to osteoporosis pose a major and growing health problem in the Asia-Pacific. With its rapidly ageing population, Hong Kong will be among the areas most affected in the near future. Hip fractures in particular will have a major and costly socio-economic impact. Currently, 52 million USD is spent...

2013-12-12 10:46:34

New report shows aging populations and urbanization will drive increase in osteoporosis and related fractures; health authorities must take action now to reduce future costs and disability A new report launched today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) shows that osteoporosis is a serious problem throughout the Asia Pacific, with the number of fracture sufferers to rise dramatically in the coming decades. By 2050, more than half of the world's hip fractures will occur in...

2013-12-12 08:30:20

HONG KONG, December 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report published today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) warns of a dramatic rise in osteoporosis-related fractures in the Asia-Pacific region. With a projected 230% and 144% increase in those aged over 70 years and 50 years respectively, the number of hip fractures are expected to at least double by 2050. Therefore, although populations may live longer their musculoskeletal health will be seriously...