Early Surgery After Hip Fractures Reduces Risk of Death, Study Finds

On Monday, we told you about a new study that had found that exercise could significantly reduce the likelihood of broken bones among older women. On a related note, another new study looked at the effect on mortality of early surgery after a hip fracture compared to delaying the surgery. The study found that:

surgery before 24 to 72 hours reduced the risk of death and may reduce the risk of postoperative pneumonia and pressure sores.

The study is published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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