Authors analyzed the records of 891,864 elders with Medicare insurance from 2005 to 2014 to recognize and examine the incidences of fragility fractures among the general population,
Hip replacement surgery is highly successful in relieving pain, restoring mobility, and improving quality of life. More than 330,000 procedures are performed each year in the United States, and that number is expected to almost double by the year 2030.
Fractures shorten life expectancy.
A study of 30,000 women and men in Denmark, led by Jack Cush, M.D, found that a fracture, any fracture, increased that patient’s 10-year mortality risk—but that the risk of death was highest in the first year after the fracture.
Incidence, risk factors, and fracture healing of atypical femoral fractures: A multicenter case-control study
Authors ascertained the incidence and risk factors of atypical femoral fractures (AFFs) by performing a multicenter case-control study. They also gauged the impacts of bisphosphonates (BPs) on AFF healing