The older orthopaedic patient: General considerations : Geriatrics in Orthopaedics

@inproceedings{Potter2004TheOO,
  title={The older orthopaedic patient: General considerations : Geriatrics in Orthopaedics},
  author={Jane Frances Potter},
  year={2004}
}
People older than 65 years are more likely to need elective and emergent orthopaedic surgery compared with younger persons. They also experience significant benefits. Although age-related changes increase the risk of perioperative complications, understanding those changes allows prevention or at least early recognition and treatment when problems arise. Because of comorbidities, older persons take more medications that need to be managed in the perioperative period. Care could be simplified if… CONTINUE READING

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