As a weight-bearing joint, conditions in the hip can develop through injuries, chronic deterioration, infections, or unknown causes such as osteoporosis.

Hip Arthritis and Fracture Care in Canada

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Arthritis is the leading cause of illness and disability in Canada. Optimizing referral management and treatment plans for hip arthritis provides a care experience led by world-class evidence. Over 3,000 hip fractures related to osteoporosis occur annually in Alberta. Osteoporosis can lead to breakage of any bone. Hip fractures are the most serious, oftentimes fatal, if left untreated. Moving Alberta to the forefront of hip fracture prevention and surgical care is important as the population increases and ages.

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Surgical Site Infections

Different approaches to monitor surgical site infections may lead to different results and trending patterns. National Surgical Quality Improvement Program reports total surgical site infection rates that are consistently higher than Alberta Health Services Infection Prevention and Control Program.

Cost-effective Clinical Program

A hip fracture liaison service that was implemented in two hospitals in Alberta, Canada, co-managed by a nurse and physician, was cost-effective and improved initiation of osteoporosis medication following hip fracture.

Body Mass Index

The purpose of this study was to retrospectively compare outcomes in primary hip and knee arthroplasty for patients with increased body mass index and those with normal body mass index .

Hip Fracture Surgery Delay

The goal of this study was to determine how time to surgery affects 30- and 90-day mortality by age and to explore the impact of preoperative comorbid burden and sex.

Our Work Related to the Hip

Research and early intervention offer hope for better management and relief of arthritis. Through our research and work, ABJHI is making a difference in the lives of those facing arthritis.

Through Catch-a-Break, we helped the Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network and Health Link to establish a fracture prevention service supporting at-risk Albertans.

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We played a central role in embedding continuous quality improvement within surgical interventions for hip and knee osteoarthritis.

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We promoted a reduction in blood transfusions for hip and knee replacement surgery. Both patients and the Alberta health system benefited from this clinical practice change.

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We’re helping our partners provide patient-centered care by channeling health outcomes reported directly from patients.

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We revealed the long-term impact of hip resurfacing arthroplasty, a bone-sparing surgical procedure.

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Self-management resources are on hand for living a meaningful life with osteoarthritis.

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We helped the Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network towards a solution for the increasing demand for rheumatologists in Alberta.

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