Surgery

Medicare payment patterns examined for hip fracture surgery

Reimbursement for hospital charges is increasing faster than payments for surgeons performing hip fracture surgeries on Medicare beneficiaries, according to a study published online March 9 in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.

Surgery

Hip fracture outcomes worse during busy periods

Hip fractures are serious, especially for the elderly. The operation can be a great strain, and 13 percent of patients over the age of 70 do not survive 60 days after the fracture.

Health

7 common causes of hip pain

Hip pain is all too common, with everyone from recent college graduates to grandparents at risk.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hip fracture patients vulnerable to COVID-19

More than half of COVID-19 cases in the study were thought to have been picked up the disease in hospital, findings from the first coronavirus wave suggest.

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