Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why hip fractures in the elderly are often a death sentence

The news an elderly relative has broken a hip tends to sound alarm bells, perhaps more than breaking another bone would. That's because a hip fracture dramatically increases an older person's risk of death.

Medical research

Technique uses 3-D weaving to grow a living hip replacement

With a goal of treating worn, arthritic hips without extensive surgery to replace them, scientists have programmed stem cells to grow new cartilage on a 3-D template shaped like the ball of a hip joint. What's more, using ...

Health

Too much vitamin B can cause hip fracture

Many healthy individuals take high doses of vitamin B supplements. They take them to be on the safe side, thinking that it must be good for their health. The scope of this varies greatly from country to country. It is not ...

Other

Can a short leg cause knee or hip pain?

If one of your legs is shorter than the other, that may increase your risk of pain in your knees or hips, some researchers suspect. UNC’s Yvonne Golightly, PT, PhD, explains what researchers do and don’t know about ...

Surgery

Protracted walking problems among hip surgery patients

People who have undergone hip surgery with total hip arthroplasty often experience no difficulty in walking – but for some, mobility actually is impaired long after surgery. Research under way at Sahlgrenska Academy is ...

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