Pressure Ulcers Preventable with This ‘Wearable’ for Wheelchairs
A sensory-equipped 'wearable' for wheelchairs and beds promises to prevent pressure ulcers by letting you know when to shift position.
DePuy Synthes and Stryker Lead Orthopedic External Fixation Trauma Device Market Due to Increased Hip Fractures in the U.S.
Growth in the hip external fixation market is driven by an increase in fractures due to the aging U.S. population and advancements in infection prevention technologies. As the population ages, prevalence of hip fractures increases. These fractures are currently accounting for the largest total number of bone fixation procedures in the U.S., commonly associated with falls and accidents.
Nursing Home Falls Often Deadly
According to a new study and article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, death or immobility often follows hip fractures in nursing homes. According to the study, half of nursing home residents either die or lose the ability to walk within 6 months of a fall resulting in a hip fracture. Six months after a fall resulting in a hip fracture, one third of such nursing home residents died. Almost half of those injured were de
Tears of Joy
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