Falls among patients who had elective orthopaedic surgery: A decade of experience from a musculoskeletal specialty hospital Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Accidental Falls
  • Elective Surgical Procedures
  • Hospitals, Special
  • Orthopedics

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • February 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2519/jospt.2013.4349

PubMed ID

  • 23321996

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 91

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 43

number

  • 2