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Diet research could reduce number of hip fractures

A lack of high-quality research is preventing the development of dietary advice that could reduce the number of hip fractures, a new study suggests. Hip fracture is the most common


Surgeon in focus – Matthew Costa

Professor Matthew Costa was appointed Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Oxford in 2015. He was previously Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedics at University of Warwick. Matt is also Honorary


Study reveals the three most important aspects of care for hip fractures

Older patients with hip fractures recover better if they receive treatment under the supervision of both a surgeon and a specialist in elderly care; are checked to avoid future falls;


Hip fracture outcomes worse during busy periods

Elderly people are at greater risk of dying from hip surgery if surgeons are too busy. Hip fractures are serious, especially for the elderly. The operation can be a great


Obesity increases the risk of early hip fracture in postmenopausal women

Obese women have an increased risk of hip fracture earlier than others, already well before the age of 70, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The


People with diabetes are at greater risk of bone fractures

People living with diabetes are at greater risk of bone fractures, new research led by the University of Sheffield has found. The research, conducted in collaboration with scientists from Sutter Health,


Vitamin D boosts chances of walking after hip fracture

Senior citizens who are not vitamin D deficient have a better chance of walking after hip fracture surgery, according to a Rutgers-led study. The findings in The American Journal of Clinical


Strong painkillers increase the risk of hip fracture among persons with Alzheimer’s disease

People using strong painkillers have twice the risk of hip fracture compared to non-opioid users, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The risk was highest in


Many diseases increase the risks following hip fracture surgery

Parkinson’s disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatic diseases, alcoholism and mental health disorders increase the risk of surgical complications after a hip fracture surgery. A new Finnish study analysing nationwide registers found. 4.6


Fewer deaths since NHS hip fracture initiative

Improved care and fewer deaths since introduction of NHS hip fracture initiative Substantial improvements in the care and survival of older people with hip fracture in England have followed the