Bone Health

Standardized Total Knee Arthroplasty Pathway Improves Outcomes in Minority Patients

May 5th 2021, 4:00pm


In a minority-predominant patient population, a standardized pathway for total knee arthroplasty was associated with improved outcomes with no change in postoperative complication rates.

Variation in Fracture Risk Estimation Among East Asian Women

March 10th 2021, 5:00pm


Fracture prediction tools for East Asian individuals vary by country. In the United States, the US-Asian Fracture Risk Assessment Tool provides hip fracture probabilities that correspond to observed estimates.

Economic Burden of Osteoporotic Fractures: The Tip of the Iceberg?

December 11th 2020, 2:00pm


The economic burden of osteoporotic fractures may be much higher than estimated: just the tip of the iceberg. In this letter, we suggest that the cost of these fractures might be underestimated by considering only direct medical cost.

Economic Burden of Osteoporotic Fractures in US Managed Care Enrollees

May 8th 2020, 5:00pm


Osteoporotic fractures are associated with a significant economic burden, including costs of rehabilitation services and a high total all-cause cost of care.

Validated Prediction of Imminent Risk of Fracture for Older Adults

March 5th 2020, 10:00pm


This study provides proof of concept that imminent risk of fracture can be assessed by evaluating recent fracture, age, sex, race, medically significant falls, and psychoactive medications.

Giving Infants Antacids May Increase Their Risk of Bone Fractures in Childhood

June 27th 2019, 4:54pm


Giving infants proton pump inhibitors alone and together with histamine H2-receptor agonists is associated with an increased risk of childhood fracture.

High Postural Sway Associated With Bone Fractures in Postmenopausal Women

June 24th 2019, 11:47pm


Postural sway, the tendency to sway even while standing still, is an independent risk factor for bone fractures in postmenopausal women.

Research Identifies How Tumor Cells Migrate to Bones

June 22nd 2019, 4:00pm


Bone is one of the most frequent sites of metastasis in breast cancer, but the exact reasons for this high risk of bone metastases has not been well understood. However, research has found that physics may be partly the reason for this high risk.

Despite Mortality Risk, Women Over 80 With Osteoporosis Have High 5-Year Risk of Hip Fracture

June 19th 2019, 7:17pm


Women 80 years or older with osteoporosis have a high hip fracture probability even when accounting for mortality risk, suggesting that these patients are candidates for drug treatment to prevent hip fractures.

Evaluating Use of Bone-Modifying Agents to Treat Skeletal-Related Events in Cancer

June 15th 2019, 6:00pm


Skeletal-related events are frequent complications in patients with cancers. Two abstracts analyzed the use of bone-modifying agents in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma and breast cancer.