Falls and hip fracture in the elderly

W. A. Peck

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    The high incidence of hip fracture can be attributed to two problems that affect most older persons: osteoporosis and the tendency to fall. An estimated 1.3 million osteoporosis-related fractures - principally of the hip, spine, and wrist - occur annually in the United States. A multifaceted approach to prevention of these injuries, involving both short- and long-range measures, is discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)72A-72L
    JournalHospital Practice
    Issue number12
    StatePublished - Dec 1 1986


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