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Jun 302016

Alberta’s Hip Fracture Prevention Model Showcased on Osteoporosis Canada’s New Registry

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An Alberta program coordinated by ABJHI has been recognized by Osteoporosis Canada for its demonstrated commitment to helping Albertans who have had a hip fracture prevent another fall and fracture. The program, launched in Alberta in 2015 by Alberta Health Services’ Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network (BJH SCN), is modelled on ...

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Jun 222016

How Fast Will Your Knee Osteoarthritis Progress? Canadian Research Team Developing Prediction Tool

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A Canadian research team is developing a tool that will calculate the risk of early osteoarthritis (OA) in the knee progressing to the severe stage requiring joint replacement. The risk calculator will be made available to patients and family physicians to predict the rate of OA progression and to graphically illustrate for patients how ...

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Jun 212016

Alberta’s Hip Fracture Prevention Program Presented at COA Annual Meeting

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Alberta’s new program to help hip fracture patients prevent another fracture was among the new developments in patient care featured at the Canadian Orthopaedic Association’s annual meeting June 16 to 19 in Quebec City. An abstract on the program, called Fracture Liaison Services (FLS), was presented by Dr. Paul Kivi, care of the elderly ...

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Jun 142016

ABJHI Funding Research to Shed New Light on Risks for Obese Patients Undergoing Hip and Knee Replacements

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Alberta researchers will attempt to shed new light on the effects of obesity on the progression of osteoarthritis (OA) in the hips and knees and on additional health risks obese patients face following surgery to replace the joints. The research will be funded by Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute (ABJHI) and led by Dr. Benham Sharif, who ...

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