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‘Timed Up and Go’ test a strong predictor of fracture risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Elderly women who take more than 10 seconds to rise from a chair, walk 3 meters and return to sit down have a increased risk of fracture, independent of other factors such as bone mineral density (BMD), new research...

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Prompt ACL repair may be called for in young patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Young patients who undergo surgical reconstruction of an acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear more than 3 months after the injury, appear to be at greater risk of having sustained irreparable medial meniscal tears...

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Hip fracture puts healthy older women at risk for early death

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Otherwise healthy older women who fracture their hip face an increased risk for dying prematurely, new research suggests. “Our study was able to isolate the effects of hip fracture from health conditions by examining the...