Breaking your hip is now less likely to be fatal

Survival after surgery to repair hip fracture has improved in New South Wales, but not for patients who were hospitalized without undergoing surgery, according to research published today by the Medical Journal of Australia.


How safe is a 'holiday' from bone-strengthening meds?

(HealthDay)—People on bone-protecting drugs often take breaks from them for a few years. Now a new study finds that a "holiday" from the medication risedronate (Actonel) may come with a slightly increased risk of hip fracture.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hip fracture surgery generally lower during COVID-19 pandemic

(HealthDay)—Among older individuals, hip fracture surgery volumes were generally lower during the COVID-19 pandemic than two years earlier until the COVID-19 vaccine became available, according to a research letter published ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

New research says improved hip fracture care in China can save lives

Significant reductions in mortality occurred with improved care after hip fractures, shows a new study in China by The George Institute for Global Health and Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, published in The Lancet Regional Health–Western ...

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Hip fracture

A hip fracture is a fracture in the proximal end of the femur (the long bone running through the thigh), near the hip joint.

The term "hip fracture" is commonly used to refer to four different fracture patterns and is often due to osteoporosis; in the vast majority of cases, a hip fracture is a fragility fracture due to a fall or minor trauma in someone with weakened osteoporotic bone. Most hip fractures in people with normal bone are the result of high-energy trauma such as car accidents.

In the UK, the mortality following a fractured neck of femur is between 20% and 35% within one year in patients aged 82, ± 7 years, of which 80% were women.

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