Documentation the biggest challenge to providers, survey shows ... Middle-age hip replacements nearly doublefrom 2002-2011 ... Even LTC insurers think product is too expensive ... Exercise, but not Vitamin D, cuts injuries from falls
In the United States, nearly half a million hip replacement surgeries are performed every year because of trauma and various forms of arthritis. These conditions tend to affect older adults, and as a long-term care provider, there is a good chance that you will care for a senior who has had a hip replacement.
In anticipation of payment reforms centering on coordinated care, health systems and a major Tennessee insurer are establishing a bundled payment system for joint replacements.
Undiagnosed neurological condition could contribute to falls, fractures in the elderly, research findsFebruary 10, 2012
Undiagnosed neurological conditions such as cervical myelopathy could be the reason for many falls and hip fractures in the elderly, new research shows.
New clinical treatment guidelines for preventing blood clots after hip or knee replacements emphasize preventive measures and caution against post-operative ultrasound tests.