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Men’s Risk of Hip Fractures Has Increased

Hip fractures in men are on the rise. According to a new report from the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), a man’s risk of breaking a hip is greater than his chance of developing prostate cancer. What most men also don’t know is that the leading cause of these hip fractures is osteoporosis. For years the 
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Lady Gaga’s Recovery from Fractured Hip

After suffering a debilitating hip injury in the early half of 2013, many people, including Gaga herself, failed to realize just how severe the injury really was. Gaga recently revealed that although her initial diagnosis was just a labral tear, the 27-year-old performer had actually sustained a broken hip as well. According to Gaga, “Before 
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Exercises for Hip Arthritis

Hip arthritis is very common, with many older Americans reporting some form of the disease. Risk factors like having a family history of the disease or having an injury that stresses the hip cartilage can increase the odds of developing arthritis. However, scientists and doctors are discovering more ways to help combat the onset of 
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Knee and Hip Replacement Procedures Cut Heart Risks

Knee and hip replacement procedures are known to provide much-needed relief for patients suffering from debilitating conditions like severe arthritis, but researchers have just discovered these procedures may carry even more benefits. A study done by medical researchers at The University of Toronto in Canada has revealed that both knee and hip replacement operations may lead 
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Hip Fracture Risk Reduction Linked To Diet And Omega-3 Intake

According to a recent scholarly article (published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research on March 2013 by researchers from Ohio State University), researchers have found that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce the risk of hip fractures in postmenopausal women. Hip fractures can be devastating injuries, so it’s important 
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Diagnosed with Hip Arthritis – Now What?

Hip arthritis is an extremely painful condition in which the cartilage in socket of the pelvis and the head of the thighbone is damaged or has or has become deformed due to the arthritis wearing down the bone. When this hip cartilage is damaged like that, bone rubs against bone, causing inflammation and pain. Since 
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Seahawks’ Percy Harvin Undergoes Hip Surgery for Torn Labrum

According to a tweet by the Seattle Seahawks, wide receiver Percy Harvin will need to undergo hip surgery. The hip joint is a ball and socket joint, and is comprised of the head of the femur (hip bone) and the acetabulum, which is part of the hip that acts like a socket. Within the joint 
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Study: How a Total Hip Replacement Can Enhance Your Sex Life

If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from osteoarthritis of the hip, you are already familiar with the ways in which this debilitating condition can affect your life. Joint replacement surgery has long been the gold standard treatment to relieve chronic pain and decreased mobility associated with advanced hip arthritis. Now, 
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Surprising Benefits of Hip Replacement Surgery

Total hip replacement (THR), also known as total hip arthroplasty, can significantly improve your quality of life by relieving you of pain associated with osteoarthritis. But did you know that THR can also reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and even depression? According to a recent study at the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), 
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Is a Labral Tear Holding You Back?

If you experience pain and stiffness in your hip or a catching sensation in the hip joint, you may be suffering from a labral tear. While a torn labrum may only produce slight irritation at first, continued wear and tear on the hip joint intensifies symptoms and can become a debilitating condition. After ignoring chronic 
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