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How Preventing a Hip Fracture Can Save Your Life

How Preventing a Hip Fracture Can Save Your Life

by Stephanie Meadows
If you’re over the age of 65 or know someone who is, you’ve probably heard about osteoporosis and hip fractures. When someone is diagnosed with osteoporosis, it simply means that due to low bone density, their bones continue to be fragile and weak, making them more susceptible to injuries like very dangerous hip fractures. That’s why a better understanding on how to prevent possible hip fractures can not only save you pain and decreased mobility, but it can also save your life.

Don’t Play the Waiting Game; Treat Trauma & Fractures at Urgent Care

Don’t Play the Waiting Game; Treat Trauma & Fractures at Urgent Care

by Shearly (SU)
According to Cigna, the average emergency room wait is about 4.5 hours, and the average cost – around $2,259 without insurance. That’s a steep price to pay and a colossal time commitment for most. According to AAOS Now, a publication by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, today’s patients are demanding faster and more accessible treatment for Orthopedic care.

Hip Fractures Not Uncommon, Can Cause Death if Left Untreated

Hip Fractures Not Uncommon, Can Cause Death if Left Untreated

by Stephanie Meadows
Hip fractures tend to be more common as we get older. Research by doctors concluded that the lifetime risk of a hip fracture in a woman is 17.5 percent; for men, it’s six percent. Women have greater rates of osteoporosis than men, and thus the greater risk of fractures.

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