Osteoporotic fractures in older adults

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Osteoporotic fractures are emerging as a major public health problem in the aging population. Fractures result in increased morbidity, mortality and health expenditures. This article reviews current evidence for the management of common issues following osteoporotic fractures in older adults including: (1) thromboembolism prevention; (2) delirium prevention; (3) pain management; (4) rehabilitation; (5) assessing the cause of fracture; and (6) prevention of subsequent fractures. Areas for practice improvement and further research are highlighted. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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    Author List

  • Colón-Emeric CS; Saag KG
  • Start Page

  • 695
  • End Page

  • 706
  • Volume

  • 20
  • Issue

  • 4