Surgery

Total hip replacement may influence pelvic stress fracture

(HealthDay)—Sacral insufficiency fracture (SIF) more often occurs contralateral to total hip arthroplasty (THA) rather than ipsilateral to THA, according to a study published online Nov. 22 in the Journal of Bone & Joint ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Women with rheumatoid arthritis have bone fragility

(HealthDay)—Premenopausal women with long-standing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have systemic bone fragility at peripheral sites, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New opportunities for detecting osteoporosis

Osteoporosis can be detected through low dose computed tomography (LDCT) imaging tests performed for lung cancer screening or other purposes. A study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found that such tests ...

Medical research

Hip fracture risk linked to nanoscale bone inflexibility

The study led by Imperial College London found that flexibility, as well as density, in the bone nanostructure is an important factor in assessing how likely someone is to suffer fractures.

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