Beyond fall prevention: The hip fracture crisis

March 2013
Long-Term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional;Mar2013, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p30
The article discusses the healthcare crisis caused by increasing numbers of hip fractures due to falls in long-term care (LTC) facilities. It states that patients in LTC facilities are at a greater risk of hip fractures and falls, hence necessitating the need for fall prevention strategies. Technological advances like soft, flexible and pliable hip protection devices that provide maximum impact protection have been developed to reduce the occurrence of fractures.


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