Aging and orthopedics: how a lifespan development model can inform practice and research.

Abstract

Orthopedic surgical care, like all health care today, is in flux owing to an aging population and to chronic medical conditions leading to an increased number of people with illnesses that need to be managed over the lifespan. The result is an ongoing shift from curing acute illnesses to the management and care of chronic illness and conditions. Theoretical… (More)
DOI: 10.1503/cjs.008215

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