Medications

Use of injectable local anesthetics up for hip fracture

The use of injectable local anesthetics on the day of presentation increased among hip fracture patients from 2009 to 2019, according to a study to be presented at the Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine ...

Surgery

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.

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 ...

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