Falls in the elderly: a modern look at an old problem.

  title={Falls in the elderly: a modern look at an old problem.},
  author={Rondi B Gelbard and Kenji Inaba and Obi T Okoye and Michael Morrell and Zainab Saadi and Lydia W. K. Lam and Peep Talving and Demetrios Demetriades},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={208 2},
BACKGROUND Falls are a leading cause of unintentional injury among adults, especially those over 65 years of age. With increasing longevity and improving access to health care, falls are affecting a more mobile senior citizen population that does not fit the typical profile. We set out to evaluate the current nature of these falls in the elderly. METHODS This is a 2-year retrospective chart review of all falls in patients 65 years or older at an urban Level I trauma center. Demographics… CONTINUE READING


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