Gerontology & Geriatrics

Full functionality after hip fracture takes two to three years

Hip fracture survivors experience notable declines in function and well-being in the first year after a hip fracture compared with peers without fracture, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal ...

Medications

Spine surgery patients prescribed the most postoperative narcotics

(HealthDay)—Spine surgery patients are prescribed the most narcotics in the three months following surgery, and patient-reported pain at hospital discharge is associated with increased narcotic use in this period, according ...

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