A critical point for the onset of falls in the elderly. A pilot study.

@article{EkeOkoro2000ACP,
  title={A critical point for the onset of falls in the elderly. A pilot study.},
  author={Stella Eke-Okoro},
  journal={Gerontology},
  year={2000},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          88-92
        }
}
BACKGROUND Falls in the elderly during walking often result in very serious injuries. Gait analysts have meticulously explored the causes of these falls and reported age-related changes in gait parameters. It has not been possible to determine the level of derangement of gait parameters that is critical for falls in this population. There is the need to identify age-related interaction patterns of gait parameters. Such an interaction pattern could at least provide a mirror image of how the… CONTINUE READING