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What is Osteonecrosis of the Hip?

What is Osteonecrosis of the Hip?

by Natalie (SU)
Did you know that our bones, just like our organs, are living and growing tissue? Just like all living tissue, our bones rely on blood vessels to circulate blood throughout the body to keep them alive. Most living tissue has blood vessels that come from many different directions. If one blood vessel is damaged it may not cause any complications, due to there being a backup blood supply from the circulatory system coming from elsewhere. However, certain joints within the body only contain a few blood vessels that transports a certain amount of blood. One of these joints with limited blood supply is the hip, and osteonecrosis is a serious concern related to diminished blood supply.

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.

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.

Can a Hip Fracture Heal on its Own

Can a Hip Fracture Heal on its Own

by Stephanie Meadows
The human hip is a ball and socket joint. It is the most flexible and free-moving joint in the body, allowing us to preform and participate in activities in our everyday lives. It can move backwards and forwards, to the side, and can perform twisting motions. Full function of the hip is dependent on the coordination of bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves.

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