Falls among patients who had elective orthopaedic surgery: A decade of experience from a musculoskeletal specialty hospital
Elective Surgical Procedures
Falls are avoidable events that are poorly described among orthopaedic patients having elective procedures. This large series identifies hip replacement patients as being at almost 4-fold risk of having a serious adverse event after falling. Larger prospective trials are needed to confirm results and to inform prevention strategies.