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Latest Hip fracture Stories

2013-10-15 13:00:50

A new report published today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) warns that as a result of aging populations and osteoporosis not being treated as a priority, health care providers will be faced with an avalanche of fractures and rising costs.

2013-09-25 10:59:48

Australian researchers have demonstrated a strong association between the FTO (fat and obesity) gene and hip fracture in women.

2013-08-27 12:37:25

An influential report published in the journal 'Osteoporosis International', recommends 13 best practice standards in the implementation of coordinator-based fracture liaison services (FLS).

2013-05-17 23:18:34

Medicare patients aged 65 and older who underwent cataract surgery had a lower risk of hip fracture one year after the procedure when compared with patients with cataracts who did not have cataract

2013-04-17 15:48:08

Today a panel of international experts working in cooperation with the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) have published SCOPE – or Scorecard for Osteoporosis in Europe.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.