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Category: falls

Mar 7, 2022

Hip Fracture Prevention

Injuries due to falling are a very common problem in the elderly. Hip fractures are the most common injury due to falling in the seniors. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, each year more than 300,000 people are hospitalized for hip fractures in the United States. These fractures represent 72% of all fracture […]

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Mar 7, 2022

Hip Fracture Prevention –More Than an Orthopedic Problem!

When an older loved one sustains a serious injury it is traumatic for the entire family and mine is no exception. My grandmother and father enjoyed 90 wonderfully active years; however, their independence was lost the same way more than one-third of a million people lose their independence each year… hip fractures! As a doctor […]

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Sep 16, 2020

ARE YOU AT RISK OF FALLING?

TAKE THE TEST! Northeastern Pennsylvania is home to a large elderly population and many of the medical problems we expect to see are age related. Dedicated medical practitioners are in constant search for new knowledge and information to prevent or delay many age-related problems. One of the most devastating problems associated with aging is falling. […]

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Sep 16, 2020

Fall Prevention

Preventing a fall can not only save your independence but also your life! Preventing injuries from falls reduces the need for nursing home placement. Injuries from falls are the seventh leading cause of death in people over the age of sixty-five.

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Aug 31, 2020

Causes of Loss of Balance

Northeastern Pennsylvania is home to a large elderly population and many of the medical problems we expect to see are age related. Dedicated medical practitioners are in constant search for new knowledge and information to prevent or delay many age related problems. One of the most devastating problems associated with aging is falling. It will be the purpose of this series of three columns to educate readers about the risks and causes of falling and the prevention and treatment of balance disorders.

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