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Medicare payment patterns examined for hip fracture surgery

Reimbursement for hospital charges is increasing faster than payments for surgeons performing hip fracture surgeries on Medicare beneficiaries, according to a study published online March 9 in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. Dennis Q. Chen, M.D., from the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, and colleagues evaluated trends and variations in hospital charges and […]

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Hip fracture outcomes worse during busy periods

Hip fractures are serious, especially for the elderly. The operation can be a great strain, and 13 percent of patients over the age of 70 do not survive 60 days after the fracture. Their chance of survival may depend on how busy the surgeons are with other emergency procedures. “When the operating room is busy, […]

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Weight loss tied to loss of hip bone density in older adults

(HealthDay)—Obese and overweight older individuals who lose weight have lower bone mineral density (BMD) in their hips, according to a study published in the November issue of Obesity. Daniel E. Kammire, of the Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and colleagues gathered data from 77 adults (mean age, 67 years) at baseline, 18 months, […]

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DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Hip operation rationing is so cruel

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Hip operation rationing is so cruel, it makes people like my gran suicidal Until a hip starts hurting, you don’t appreciate quite how much you depend on it to function. As your joint becomes increasingly worn or damaged, everything becomes painful. Walking hurts. Sitting hurts. Standing up hurts. Even lying […]

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How long hip and knee joint replacement?

When patients receive a new hip or knee joint, then you want to know how long it will keep. A major study gives a reassuring answer: Eight out of ten knee prostheses, and six out of ten hip replacement, even after 25 years still in use. Through an analysis of Thousands of case studies from […]

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New pelvis motion tracking technology to transform hip replacement decisions

A new pelvis motion tracking device developed by WMG, at the University of Warwick, can help detect flexible pelvises without numerous x-rays, to determine who will benefit from more advanced surgical planning before hip replacement surgery. Researchers at WMG’s Institute of Digital Healthcare and Professor Richard King, of University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire—and Honorary Professor […]