In this slideshow, Yale Medicine orthopedic surgeons share surprising insights about hip surgeries.
Source: NYale Medicine
University of Kansas researcher Jenny Robinson is studying how estrogen may protect the menisci, the crescent-shaped pieces of fibrocartilage that absorb shock between the thighbone and shinbone.
More than 70% of patients receiving surgery for hip fracture are women, yet they are less likely than men to receive geriatric care during hospitalization, or an anesthesiology consultation before surgery, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Source: Medical Xpress
A contusion is the medical term for bruise, where a damaged blood vessel or capillary leaks blood into the area surrounding an injury.
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.
Source: Health Day