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  • Do Some Patients Need a Longer LOS in a Rehab Facility after Hip Fracture Surgery?

    The rate of recovery and a patient’s length of stay (LOS) at nursing and rehabilitation facilities are associated with a patient’s mobility and their ability to provide self-care when they are discharged following hip fracture surgery, according to a new study from George Washington University (GW), published in JAMA Network Open.

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  • Meniscal Tears and Osteoarthritis

    Meniscal tears are common knee injuries. Most often, you hear about athletes who experience meniscal tears, but actually, any individual at any age can tear a meniscus.

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  • Vitamin D Supplementation Alone Does Not Reduce Fracture Risk

    While observational studies have shown that higher 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) blood concentrations are associated with lower risk for any fracture and hip fracture specifically, randomized controlled trials demonstrate no fracture risk reduction with vitamin D supplements alone, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in JAMA Network Open.

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  • Study finds association between physical activity, lower risk of fracture

    Regular physical activity, including lighter intensity activities such as walking, is associated with reduced risk of hip and total fracture in postmenopausal women, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.

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  • How to treat hip osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis, sometimes called "wear and tear" arthritis, is a common degenerative condition. Doctors can treat osteoarthritis with medication and surgery. People can also manage their symptoms with different exercises and stretches.

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