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A new study published today in The Lancet reveals that a simple questionnaire, combined with bone mineral density measurements for some, would help identify those at risk of hip fracture.
Approximately one in three women and one in five men aged over 50 year will suffer a fragility fracture during their remaining lifetime. In the UK around 536,000 people suffer fragility fractures each year, including 79,000 hip fractures…
…A total of 12,483 women aged 70-85 were recruited from 100 GP practices in seven regions (Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Norwich, Sheffield, Southampton, and York)…
…The study suggests that one hip fracture could be prevented for every 111 women screened and early analysis suggests the approach is likely to be cost-effective…
…”Ten of thousands of people a year present with hip fractures in the UK. As well as significantly increasing mortality, a hip fracture can stop a person’s ability …
Avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis is the death of a segment of bone due to loss of blood supply. Both bone cells are the bone marrow are affected. AVN is a common cause of hip pain in young and middle aged patients between 35-50 years of age. It occurs more in males. AVN leads to severe degenerative arthritis of the hip joint and accounts for 10% of total hip replacement cases in the United States.…
Advanced RA in the hips resembles OA, but the joints are narrowed symetrically unlike OA. The hips look like they will almost move right right into the middle of the pelvis. This condition is called protrusio acetabulae.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a disease of the immune system. The joint becomes inflamed feeling hot, swollen and painful. After time, stiffness and deformity occur. The cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis is unknown, but is thought to be an allergic reaction against one’s own body’s defense. It causes degeneration of the joint as well, resulting in pain and disability of the joint.
RA starts in the synovium and eventually destroys the joint cartilage. The bone next to the cartilage is also damaged and becomes very soft. RA affects many joints at one time and also affects internal organs.
Lupus is another form of arthritis that affects the hip and is mainly inflammatory. Read more about …
The word Arthritis is defined in the dictionary as “inflammation of the joint or joints.” Inflammation is usually in the synovium. The amount of cartilage damage and inflammation varies with the type and stage of arthritis. Normally pain is caused by inflammation in the early stages of arthritis. The cartilage becomes worn away in the later stages of arthritis and the pain often comes from the bone on bone condition when the cartilage is gone. Normally this is the time when there are very few options left to relieve the pain, except a hip replacement.
Osteoarthritis mainly damages the joint cartilage, but there is often some inflammation as well. It does not affect the internal organs. The cause of hip osteoarthritis is not known. It is often thought to be a process of wear and tear. Sometimes a previous injury or fracture can also cause osteoarthritis in the …
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LAHAINA, Hawaii – While the overall incidence of nerve palsy resulting from total hip replacement remains low, patients undergoing revision surgery have a threefold risk for nerve injury, and women are at a higher risk than men.
Thomas P. Schmalzried, MD, of St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, said that in an analysis he conducted with colleagues S. Noordin, MD, and Harlan C. Amstutz, MD, of more than 34,000 total hip replacements (primary and revision), there were 359 nerve palsies — a 1% overall prevalence. However, the incidence among revision surgeries escalated to 2.5%, (0.9% for primary cases), and patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) demonstrated a 5% risk for nerve palsy.
Even more alarming: nerve palsy occurred in women nearly twice as much as men…
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease is a rare disease of the hip that afflicts approximately 1 in 1200 children. Of those children, only about one in four are girls. About 5% of all diagnosed develop the disease in both hips (bilaterally). Most of these children are very active and often very athletic. The age of diagnosis is usually between 2 and 12 years old, with the average age of 6. Legg-Calve’-Perthes children tend to be of shorter stature due to delayed bone age.
Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) is a form of osteonecrosis of the hip that is found only in children. It is known by a few other names such as ischemic necrosis of the hip, coxa plana, osteochondritis and avascular necrosis of the femoral head. Most commonly it is called Legg-Perthes disease, LCPD, or Perthes.
LCPD is of unknown origin. It is known that bone death occurs in the ball of the hip …
A hip dislocation occurs when the head of the thighbone (femur) slips out of its socket in the hip bone (pelvis). In approximately 90% of patients, the thighbone is pushed out of its socket in a backwards direction (posterior dislocation). This leaves the hip in a fixed position, bent and twisted in toward the middle of the body. The thighbone can also slip out of its socket in a forward direction (anterior dislocation). If this occurs, the hip will be bent only slightly, and the leg will twist out and away from the middle of the body.A hip dislocation is very painful. Patients are unable to move the leg and, if there is nerve damage, may not have any feeling in the foot or ankle area.
CausesThe hip is a ball-and-socket joint: the ball-shaped head of the femur fits inside a cup-shaped socket in the pelvis. The structure of …