Arthritis & Rheumatism

Gout linked to increased hip fracture risk in women

(HealthDay)—For women, a history of gout is associated with increased risk of hip fracture, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.

Surgery

Wrist fractures linked to poor balance in elderly patients

Elderly patients suffering a low energy wrist (distal radius) fracture are more likely to have difficulties with balance, placing them at risk for future injuries, according to a new study appearing in the July 20, 2016 issue ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Wrist fracture linked to higher subsequent fracture risk

(HealthDay)—For postmenopausal women, wrist fracture is associated with increased risk of subsequent non-wrist fracture, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Therapy reduces the risk of fragility fractaures by 40 percent

Osteoporosis, a disease of progressive bone loss, affects 70 percent of the U.S. population older than age 50: one in two women—and one in five men. These individuals are at risk for fragility fractures, a break that results ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Osteoporosis-related fractures in China expected to double by 2035

The results of the first study using a health economics model to project osteoporosis-related fractures and costs for the Chinese population, shows that the country's healthcare system will face a dramatic rise in costs over ...

Surgery

Routine bisphosphonate treatment for women over age 65

Osteoporosis is a disease of progressive bone loss affecting more than 44 million Americans and contributing to an estimated 2 million bone fractures each year. A new study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the ...

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