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Latest Hip fracture Stories

2012-02-07 23:24:50

Wrist fractures, also called distal radius fractures (DRF), are among the most common osteoporosis-related fractures occurring on average 15 years earlier than hip fractures.

2012-02-03 11:47:25

Heart failure is associated with a 30 percent increase in major fractures and also identifies a high-risk population that may benefit from increased screening and treatment for osteoporosis.

Using Indigestion Drugs Could Bump Up Risk Of A Hip Fracture
2012-02-01 12:32:38

According to a new study, post-menopausal women are 35 percent more likely to suffer a hip fracture if they take indigestion drugs, or "proton pump inhibitors" (PPIs).

2012-01-18 19:56:33

More than 250,000 hip fractures occur every year in the U.S., often resulting in hospitalization, surgery, nursing-home admission, long-term disability, and/or extended periods of rehabilitation.

2012-01-11 11:58:02

All patients with hip fractures should be fast-tracked through hospital emergency departments and operated on within 48 hours of admission.

2012-01-10 15:07:12

Older women who have lost more than two inches in height face an increased risk of breaking bones and dying.

2011-12-19 14:59:29

A simple physician notification system can help prevent further fractures in osteoporotic patients who have had already had fractures.


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