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  • Health Matters: Hip fractures and osteoporosis

    Bone loss is a common finding amongst the elderly, occurring when either the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. This process leads to weakened bones, making a fracture easier to occur. In serious cases of bone loss, a broken hip bone can happen from something as simple as a sneeze.

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  • Should I stop running if my knee hurts?

    The most common site for pain in recreational runners is the knee. For some, especially older runners, the pain can be a symptom of osteoarthritis. But does running worsen knee pain and osteoarthritis?

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  • High intensity physical activity in early life could lead to stronger bones in adulthood

    High intensity physical activity in early life might help maximise peak hip strength and prevent osteoporosis in later life, according to a new study.

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  • Getting a hip replacement? Choice of hospital can be crucial

    Researchers found that when hip replacement surgery is done at a "safety net" hospital designed to serve the poor and uninsured, patients' risks are higher. Of more than 500,000 Americans who had the surgery, those at safety net hospitals were 11% more likely to have postoperative complications, like infections or heart problems.

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  • Does the Surgical Approach Affect the Revision Rate in THA?

    Using data from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry, researchers evaluated whether the surgical approach was associated with differences in early revision rates in primary total hip arthroplasty patients.

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