Category Archive: medical evaluation

cleared for surgery

cleared for surgery

After a patient sustains a hip fracture and is admitted to the hospital, and the family and patient have decided that they want to proceed with surgery, the patient needs to be CLEARED FOR SURGERY. The American Society of Anesthesiologists has a five-part grading system for assessing the risk of surgery.  When the anesthesiologist interviews …

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epidemiology of hip fractures

hip fracture patterns

In 1996, in a journal aptly titled “Bone”, the gloomy prospects for an every increasing number of hip fractures world-wide were detailed in an article entitled “Epidemiology of Hip Fractures”.  2 decades ago, in 1990, there were an estimated 1.66 million broken hips yearly, world wide.  This number is projected to increase to 6.26 million …

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