Joint/Bone Health

Hip Fracture Risk Increases with Tramadol

March 05, 2020

The use of tramadol in older patients is  associated with a higher risk of hip fracture compared with the use of  codeine or commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), say researchers recently writing in in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

Complications from Hip Replacement Surgery Are Extensive for Kidney Patients

March 05, 2020

Hip replacements may not be the best choice for acute kidney injury patients, shows a new study that highlights above normal rates of death, longer hospital stays, revisions, transfusions, implant problems, above norm hospital charges; and, discharge to rehab hospitals.

Vitamin D, Calcium Combo Daily May Prevent Fractures

February 05, 2020

Neither intermittent nor daily dosing of vitamin D alone was associated with reduced risk of fracture, but daily supplementation with both vitamin D and calcium showed promise in a study recently published in JAMA Network Open.

Exercise Reduces Fracture Risk After Menopause

November 26, 2019

Postmenopausal women who participate in vigorous physical activity have a lower risk of total and hip fractures, but higher knee fracture risk, say researchers recently writing in JAMA Network Open.

Exercise Reduces Fracture Risk

November 26, 2019

Postmenopausal women who participate in vigorous physical activity have a lower risk of total and hip fractures, but higher knee fracture risk, say researchers recently writing in JAMA Network Open.

Total Hip Arthroplasty No Better Than Partial Joint Replacement

October 15, 2019

Total hip arthroplasty does not provide a clinically significant improvement over hemiarthroplasty in function and quality of life over 24 months, shows a NEJM study. The incidence of secondary procedures did not differ significantly between the two groups.

ASBMR Issues New Recommendations for Preventing Secondary Fractures

October 10, 2019

The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research has developed clinical recommendations for the prevention of secondary fractures for patients aged 65 years and older after an initial hip or vertebral fracture. The recommendations were published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research last month.

Social Support May Help Joint Replacement Outcomes

October 10, 2019

Social support may be a prognostic factor for some joint-specific and general health outcomes after hip or knee replacement, say researchers writing in The Lancet Rheumatology this month.

Prevalence of Osteoporosis-Related Fractures is Alarmingly High

October 04, 2019

The clinical burden of fracture on Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries is significant, with patients continuing to experience additional fractures at high rates. The survival after a subsequent fracture is approximately 180 days, shows a report issued in August by the National Osteoporosis Foundation

9 Fast New Facts about Knee Replacement

July 26, 2019

Recent advances in partial and total knee arthroplasty show that taking essential amino acids may improve outcomes post-surgery; more patients may be having physical therapy with a virtual reality game instead of a physical therapist; and, a Florida hospital experiments with bundled care for arthroplasty procedures. Learn more in this slideshow.