Category Archives: Fracture Risks

Wrist Fractures Could Be Predictor of Susceptibility to Serious Fractures in Postmenopausal Women






Wrist fractures are common among postmenopausal women who are younger than 65 and a new UCLA-led study suggests that they may also predict more serious fractures in other parts of their bodies later in life. The researchers on the study, … Continue reading






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Fractures Can Lead to Premature Death in People 45 and Older






Newswise — SAN FRANCISCO —A new study, presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Francisco, shows certain fractures due to osteoporosis can cause premature death in people 45 and older. This is the largest … Continue reading






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Black tea, some flavonoids associated with lower risk of fracture-related hospitalizations in elderly women at high risk






Tea and flavonoid intake predict osteoporotic fracture risk in elderly Australian women: a prospective study 1,2 First published August 12, 2015, doi: 10.3945/​ajcn.115.109892 Am J Clin Nutr October 2015 vol. 102 no. 4 958-965 Gael Myers3,6, Richard L Prince3,4, Deborah … Continue reading






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Does Inflammation Increase Fracture Risk?






By Salynn Boyles Reviewed by Vrunda Bhavsar Desai, MD, FACOG, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Aging is associated with chronic, low-grade, systemic inflammation characterized by an increase in circulating … Continue reading






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Exercise for osteoarthritis of the hip






Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Apr 22;4:CD007912. [Epub ahead of print] Exercise for osteoarthritis of the hip. Fransen M1, McConnell S, Hernandez-Molina G, Reichenbach S. Author information 1Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Room 0212, Cumberland Campus C42, Sydney, … Continue reading






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Long-term vitamin D insufficiency ups fracture risk: new Swedish study






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 … Continue reading






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Magnesium may protect against hip fractures






Drinking water with a relatively high concentration of magnesium protects against hip fractures, according to results of a study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. There are considerable variations in the quality of drinking water in Norway. The researchers … Continue reading






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Nearly 8 percent of hip implants not backed by safety evidence






The researchers say the current regulation process “seems to be entirely inadequate” and they call for a revised system for introducing new orthopaedic devices. The high failure rate of some metal-on-metal hip replacements has highlighted the need for an adequate … Continue reading






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Wrist fracture significantly raises risk of hip fracture






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 Hong Kong, China-A new … Continue reading






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Exercise, nutrition and managing hip fracture in older persons






RELATED: Fitness Professional’s Guide to Strength Training Older Adults-2nd Edition Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2013 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print] Exercise, nutrition and managing hip fracture in older persons. Fiatarone Singh MA. Source: aExercise and Sport Science, … Continue reading






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Drinking more milk as a teenager does not lower risk of hip fracture later






Drinking more milk as a teenager apparently does not lower the risk of hip fracture as an older adult and instead appears to increase that risk for men, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. … Continue reading






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Hip fracture, colorectal cancer risk not reduced by calcium plus vitamin D supplementation






New Rochelle, NY, November 18, 2013—New results are in from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Calcium plus Vitamin D Supplementation Trial. These findings assess the effects on hip fracture and colorectal cancer incidence among 30,000 postmenopausal women nearly five years … Continue reading






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Which type of exercise therapy is effective after hip arthroplasty?






Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2013 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print] Which type of exercise therapy is effective after hip arthroplasty? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Di Monaco M, Castiglioni C. Source: Division of Physical Medicine and … Continue reading






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Progressive strength training, initiated shortly after hip fracture surgery, seems feasible






World J Orthop. 2013 Oct 18;4(4):248-58. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v4.i4.248. Feasibility of progressive strength training shortly after hip fracture surgery. Overgaard J, Kristensen MT. Source: Jan Overgaard, Department of Rehabilitation, Municipality of Lolland, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research-Copenhagen (PMR-C), DK-4930 Maribo, Denmark. … Continue reading






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Mobility limitation due to a lack of balance confidence






A fall and subsequent injury decreases a person’s balance confidence and increases his or her fear of falling. People aged over 60 years who had sustained a hip fracture and had a lower sense of balance confidence, also experienced difficulty … Continue reading






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Fat and obesity gene also affects hip fracture






Australian researchers have demonstrated a strong association between the FTO (fat and obesity) gene and hip fracture in women. While the gene is already well known to affect diabetes and obesity, this is the first study to show that its … Continue reading






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Death rates after hip replacement are falling






A team led by the University of Bristol in collaboration with UEA, Oxford and Exeter studied 409,000 patients who had hip replacements for osteoarthritis between 2003 and 2011. They analysed data on death after hip replacement on behalf of the … Continue reading






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Predictors of early mortality after hip fracture surgery






Int Orthop. 2013 Aug 28. [Epub ahead of print] Predictors of early mortality after hip fracture surgery. Khan MA, Hossain FS, Ahmed I, Muthukumar N, Mohsen A. Source: Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Hull Royal Infirmary, Anlaby Road, Hull, HU2 … Continue reading






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Hip surgery complication rate higher than previously reported






CHICAGO, IL – Outcomes after surgery have always been difficult to determine. Now a new case study on more than 500 hip procedures highlights that complication rates may be even higher than previous reports, say researchers presenting at the American … Continue reading






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Hip implant failure more common among women






Women appear to have a higher risk of implant failure than men following total hip replacement after considering patient-, surgery-, surgeon-, volume- and implant-specific risk factors, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network … Continue reading






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Hip replacement pricing highly variable, hard to obtain






Many hospitals were unable to provide price estimate for hip replacement and price estimates varied by a factor of ten. A “secret shopper” study conducted by researchers with University of Iowa Health Care and Iowa City VA Medical Center reveals … Continue reading






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For artificial joint patients, activity intensity matters more than quantity






ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Joint replacements have a limited lifespan. Implant wear is usually to blame for the necessary revision surgery.  Despite new breakthroughs in the development of advanced polyethylene, longer life-spans and active patient lifestyles have … Continue reading






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Blood pressure drugs increase risk of hip fracture, says new study






Elderly people taking anti-hypertensive drugs are at a 43 per cent increased risk of having a hip fracture in the first 45 days of treatment, says a new study by Assistant Professor Debra Butt. “It’s important for patients to be … Continue reading






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Hip fractures could be prevented more often with new hand-bone-density test






A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows, that a technique for measuring bone density called digital X-ray radiogrammetry (or DXR) used on standard hand radiographs can help to identify patients with a higher risk of hip fracture. The … Continue reading






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Total hip replacement surgery increases risk of stroke: UK study






An international study involving the University of Southampton has shown people who undergo a total hip replacement are at a higher risk of a stroke in the first two weeks after surgery. The cohort study, published in the American Heart … Continue reading






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