There are two main ways to prevent a hip fracture: Maintain bone strength, and prevent falls.
To optimize bone strength, men and women of all ages should exercise regularly and consume enough calcium and vitamin D.
The bones of women are more likely to thin as they age. A specialized X-ray test, called a bone mineral density test, can identify people with osteoporosis. After menopause, women with a family history of osteoporosis, a history of bone fracture as an adult, who weigh less...Read more
With co-pays, deductibles, and bills to pay, it seems like everyone is in a pinch lately. And although medications are effective at... Read more »
Triglycerides are the most common form of fat found in our bodies. The word triglyceride describes this fat's chemical structure. Its... Read more »
Problems can occur after any operation. Nerve palsy after total hip replacement (THR) is one of the worst. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic reviewed 27,000... Read more »
The title of this article will catch the eye of any surgeon because it includes the phrase: Systematic Review. The statistical significance of any... Read more »
Some athletes are bothered by a painful snapping at the hip when moving the leg from a flexed to an extended position. There can be a variety of... Read more »
Most people would be surprised to know that total hip replacements (THRs) have been around since the 1930s. Today's successful use of THRs reflects... Read more »
What's every patient's fear after getting a new hip replacement? Dislocation. The surgeons call it instability. No matter what name you give it, the... Read more »