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  • Hip Fracture Dangers and Mortality Rates

    A broken bone may not sound serious, but if you are an older man or woman, a hip fracture can be the start of many severe health problems. How dangerous is a broken hip in an older person, and what is the mortality rate after a hip fracture?

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  • Knee Pain: How to Prevent It

    More people in the United States visit an orthopedic surgeon because of knee problems than for any other complaint. Knee pain results in more than 12 million visits to a doctor's office a year, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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  • Osteoporosis Basics

    Osteoporosis is a thinning and weakening of the bones that strikes many women after menopause, as well as some older men. The disease makes your bones much more likely to break or fracture if you fall down or suffer an injury which otherwise would have been minor.

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  • Understanding and Treating Knee Contusions

    A contusion is the medical term for bruise, where a damaged blood vessel or capillary leaks blood into the area surrounding an injury.

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  • Taking the Worry Out of Hip Surgery

    In this slideshow, Yale Medicine orthopedic surgeons share surprising insights about hip surgeries.

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