Surgery

When it comes to falls, the best offense is a good defense

In sports it's said that the best offense is a good defense, and that can be true for falls too – the best way to prevent an injury is to avoid the fall altogether. Two orthopedic surgeons in the Joseph Barnhart Department ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Intensive lifestyle changes may up frailty fracture risk in DM

(HealthDay)—For overweight or obese individuals with diabetes mellitus (DM), intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) does not increase overall fracture risk but correlates with increased risk of frailty fracture, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Old bones vulnerable to long-term use of oral corticosteroids

A review of data by University of South Australia researchers has found many older people taking oral corticosteroids long-term are not having the recommended bone density tests or fracture prevention therapy, leaving them ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mind the (osteoporosis treatment) gap

With the first of the baby boomer generation now entering their eighties, the next decade will see a significant increase in the number of people living with osteoporosis and experiencing the often devastating outcome of ...

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