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Coexisting Medical Conditions Increase Treatment Costs and Lengthen Hospitalization after Hip Fracture

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01/18/2012

Coexisting Medical Conditions Increase Treatment Costs and Lengthen Hospitalization after Hip Fracture
Weight loss and malnutrition are the biggest culprits

Rosemont, Ill

More than 250,000 hip fractures occur every year in the U.S., often resulting in hospitalization, surgery, nursing-home admission, long-term disability, and/or extended periods of rehabilitation. Independent existing medical conditions (otherwise known as comorbidities)...



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For Immediate Release
01/18/2012

Coexisting Medical Conditions Increase Treatment Costs and Lengthen Hospitalization after Hip Fracture
Weight loss and malnutrition are the biggest...

NIH-Supported Study Finds No Benefit for a Liberal Transfusion Strategy after Hip-Fracture Surgery

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
5 p.m. EST

A liberal strategy for providing red blood cell transfusions following hip-fracture surgery to patients at risk for cardiovascular disease neither lowered their post-surgical risk of death nor improved their recovery rates when compared to a restrictive transfusion strategy, according to new research supported by the National Institutes of...

Health Tip: At Risk for Hip Fracture?

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Factors that make it more likely (*this news item will not be available after 03/13/2012)

By Diana Kohnle Wednesday, December 14, 2011

(HealthDay News) -- Hip fractures are common among seniors, and their risk increases with age.

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons says risk factors for hip fractures include:Being 65 or older.Being female.Having a slender build, being Asian or white, or having a family history of hip fracture.Getting insufficient dietary calcium.Having...

Hip arthroscopy

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Hip arthroscopy is surgery that is done by making small cuts around your hip and looking inside using a tiny camera. Other medical instruments may also be placed inside to fix your hip.DescriptionDuring arthroscopy of the hip, the surgeon uses a tiny camera to see inside your hip.An arthroscope is made up of a tiny tube, a lens, and a light source. The surgeon will look inside your hip joint for damage or disease. Only a small surgical cut is made.Other medical instruments may also be...

Hip Ultrasound

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