The risk of bone fractures and orthopedic trauma significantly increases with age. In fact, more than 90 percent of those hospitalized for hip fractures are over the age of 65. If you or a loved one is older than 65, learn more about geriatric fractures, treatment options and prevention techniques below.
Geriatric Orthopedic Fractures
The signs of a geriatric fracture may involve an obvious injury from an accident or fall, but they can also be indicated by the onset of pain in a concentrated area along with any of the following:
- Difficulty moving the area
- Pain and swelling
- Obvious deformity
- Warmth, bruising or redness
- Inability to put weight on that extremity
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