For women who have received five years of bisphosphonate therapy, hip fracture risk does not differ with continuing treatment for an additional five years versus discontinuing treatment, according to a study published online Dec. 7 in JAMA Network Open.
In the older male population, there is a high level of underdiagnosis and undertreatment of osteoporosis, according to a study presented at ACR Convergence, the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, held virtually from Nov. 5 to 9.
The 2019 American Joint Replacement Registry shows continued growth in cases and data recorded. There are several trends noted in the registry that have been highlighted in this brief communication. More granular data collection is projected for future reports that may shed light on specific procedure and device survivorship and patient-reported outcomes.
An array of strategies are available for treating joint pain, ranging from physical therapy to pain medications, injections and surgery, but one of the most effective ways to manage joint discomfort is one that can seem counterintuitive: Keep moving.
The symptom of a knee giving out is most often due to a ligament injury. The knee is held together by ligaments, structures that connect two bones. There are four major and many secondary ones. The sensation of instability—the feeling of your knee giving out—is often due to an injury to at least one of them, which leads to the bones not being held tightly enough in position.