Each year in the United States, more than 300,000 people over the age of 65 are hospitalized for hip fractures, usually resulting from a patient losing their balance and falling to the ground.
Millions more suffer from debilitating pain brought on by degradation of the hip joint, which is caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and several other diseases.
Fractures to and degradation of the hip joint have the effect of reducing quality of life for patients by restricting mobility and limiting every-day activities such as walking, sitting for extended periods, getting in and out of the car, driving, and navigating stairs.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website provides tips and suggestions meant to aid in the prevention of fractures of the hip. Some suggestions include:
Where fracture has occurred or disease has materialized, treatment of the hip joint is necessary to restore patient mobility and improve quality of life.
Members of our Donor Community are making vast contributions toward the advancement of medical science in this realm. These advancements have seen increased success rates following treatment, including improved mobility and longevity of patients receiving aid.
Science Care donors have assisted researchers in the development of new and innovative treatments and aid, including:
Additionally, Science Care donors afford medical professionals and surgeons the opportunity to:
Through their selfless desire to improve quality of life for current and future generations, Science Care donors are helping medical science to make strides toward giving the gift of restored mobility, activity, and independence to those afflicted with chronic hip pain and those who have suffered from hip fractures.