Fractures

Dual-stiffness flooring in nursing homes helps reduce fractures from falls, study shows

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Nursing home residents who fall on dual-stiffness flooring may be less prone to fractures, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.

Caring for a senior after hip replacement surgery

Caring for a senior after hip replacement surgery

In the United States, nearly half a million hip replacement surgeries are performed every year because of trauma and various forms of arthritis. These conditions tend to affect older adults, and as a long-term care provider, there is a good chance that you will care for a senior who has had a hip replacement.

Investigators find cataract surgery can lead to falls

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Australian researchers have found that falls and fractures among the elderly increase after cataract surgery, according to a new study that contradicts findings published earlier this month.

Undiagnosed neurological condition could contribute to falls, fractures in the elderly, research finds

Undiagnosed neurological conditions such as cervical myelopathy could be the reason for many falls and hip fractures in the elderly, new research shows.

Happy holidays: 'tis the season for more rehab work

Happy holidays: 'tis the season for more rehab work

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It's that time of year again, the when our hospitals and nursing facilities start to fill up with patients suffering from new fractures, falls, pneumonia and other cardio-pulmonary diseases. However, have we ever thought to provide additional therapy services to our residents (and their family members) who plan to go out for the holidays?

Mathematical model shows potential for new fracture-healing methods for the elderly

A new scientific model helps explain why some bone fractures don't heal properly. The result could be treatment options that help an aging population, according to a new report.