The perils of pet ownership: a new fall-injury risk factor.

  title={The perils of pet ownership: a new fall-injury risk factor.},
  author={Susan Kurrle and Robert F Day and Ian D Cameron},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={181 11-12},
OBJECTIVE To describe fall-related injuries due to pets in an older population. DESIGN Case series. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING Patients aged 75 years and over presenting to the emergency department of a metropolitan hospital in northern Sydney over 18 months, with a fracture directly related to their pet. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Type of fracture; circumstances of injury. RESULTS 16 cases (mean patient age, 81 years) are described; 13 (81%) involved women. Animals of five species were… CONTINUE READING

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