A surprisingly low number of elderly hip fracture patients are consistently taking vitamin D, a supplement thought to be instrumental in preventing repeat fractures, shows a study presented at AAOS 2017 this week.
(ACR2014) (VIDEO) In patients with knee osteoarthritis, which contributes more to the risk of central sensitization of pain: inflammation or injury? Dr. Tuhina Neogi reveals the answer in this video interview.
Here Dr. DeMarco shows how to guide an injection of the hip using ultrasound. The trick is training yourself to identify the femoral neck and head and the trochanter, and then rotating the sensor to reveal the orientation of that particular joint, beneath all that tissue.
(VIDEO) Another dictum from medical school gives way to medical research: Clicking, popping, and locking are not useful for diagnosis and prognosis of suspected meniscal tear in patients over 45. Harvard's Dr. Jeffrey Katz reveals signs that actually are informative in this age group.
“Not treating patients with osteoporosis drugs after a fracture would be like discharging a patient after a myocardial infarction without drugs to prevent a subsequent infarction,” researchers write in JAMA Internal Medicine.