TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 -- Corticosteroid shots are often used to ease arthritis pain, but a new study suggests they may be riskier than thought.
Researchers found that among patients who had the treatment at their center, 8% had complications. Most often, that meant a worsening in cartilage breakdown in the joint. But a small number of patients suffered bone loss or stress fractures.
FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 -- Older women who get even light exercise, like a daily walk, may lower their risk of suffering a broken hip, a large study suggests.
A number of studies have linked regular exercise to a lower risk of hip fracture -- a potentially disabling or even fatal injury for older adults. Each year, more than 300,000 people in the United States aged 65 or older are hospitalized for a broken hip, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 -- In recent years, the number of U.S. adults getting total hip replacements -- meaning both a new ball and joint socket -- following a hip fracture has soared to an estimated 500,000 annually.
That's nearly three times the rate at which these adults undergo a partial hip replacement, which only replaces the ball of the hip joint.