Which Bone Measures Predict Fractures in Postmenopausal Women?
When investigators compared initial bone parameters with changes in those parameters over time in postmenopausal women, they found that initial measurements were significantly associated with women’s risk of…
Screening could catch a quarter of hip fractures before they happen
Community screening for osteoporosis could prevent more than a quarter of hip fractures in older women – according to new research led by the University of East Anglia…
Common shoulder surgery may offer no additional benefit in reducing shoulder pain
Decompression surgery does not reduce shoulder pain any more than placebo surgery for people with shoulder impingement – when the tendon rubs and catches in the joint, according…
Study Finds No Evidence Linking Reflux Medicines to Bone Fractures
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)—medications commonly used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers—have been linked with potentially serious side effects including a possible increased risk of bone fractures….
Hip osteoarthritis: severe occupational strain increases the risk
People who in the course of their work put long-term physical strain on their bodies have an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis of the hip.