Hip fracture treatments, outcomes vary substantially by country
Aug 14, 2023
Hip fractures are a common and costly problem in older adults, and a new study finds there is a substantial variation in mortality, health outcomes and treatment measures among different countries.
Global hip fractures to almost double by 2050; experts urge action
Jun 16, 2023
An overall decrease in hip fracture prevalence will not compensate for the global impact of aging populations, researchers report.
Fewer hip fracture patients receive opioids after stay in SNF than IRF: study
Apr 19, 2023
These patients are 41% less likely to receive an opioid prescription when discharged from a skilled nursing facility, investigators say. But opioid use is high overall in these settings, they report.
Increasing daily protein by 25g lowers hip fracture odds by 14 percent in study
Nov 30, 2022
Women who increase their daily protein intake by 25 grams have a 14% lower risk of hip fracture, and underweight women may derive even more benefit, food scientists report.
Psychological resilience boosts walking abilities after hip fracture: study
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Jul 25, 2022
Higher levels of psychological resilience are linked to greater improvements in walking speed and distance 16 weeks after hip fracture, investigators say.
Supervised exercise program beneficial for seniors with hip fracture
May 18, 2022
For seniors with surgical repair of a hip fracture, a 12-month home-based, supervised, progressive exercise program improves functioning and physical performance, according to a study published online...
New physical function tests could predict hip fractures in seniors: study
Feb 23, 2022
New study results show that in women who are unable to stand on one leg for 10 seconds, the risk of hip fracture within four years was found to be more than three times higher than in women who were able...
AAOS: Some seniors may continue opioid use after hip fracture surgery
Sep 02, 2021
Risk factors for persistent opioid use include prior substance abuse, smoking, higher body mass index, fracture fixation surgery
Changing fracture hospitalization trends signal new rehab needs for seniors
Jun 03, 2021
Extremity fracture hospitalizations and related deaths have declined overall in older adults, especially among women. But the number of hospitalizations for certain fracture types appears to be increasing...
LTC hip-fracture rates rise where fracture-linked drug prescriptions abound
Feb 18, 2021
Substantial regional variations exist for fracture-associated drug prescriptions — and hip fracture rates — in long-term care facility residents, researchers say.