A hip fracture is a serious injury, with complications that can be life-threatening. The risk of hip fracture rises with age. mortality and requires immediate attention. Risk increases because bones tend to weaken with age (osteoporosis). Multiple medications, poor vision and balance problems also make older people more likely to fall.
Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is the leading cause of geriatric fractures. This disease gradually affects the density and quality of bone over time, weakening the skeletal system and increasing the risk of fracture. This can make osteoporotic fractures particularly dangerous for seniors over the age of 50. Fortunately, there are ways you can take preventative measures against this silent disease, such as making healthy lifestyle changes and taking vitamins for bone health.
According to medical professionals, falls account for most injury-related emergency room (ER) visits for seniors. One of the most serious consequences: fractures. As we age, our vision weakens and the ability to balance becomes difficult. This can make seniors more prone to tumbles. When combined with decreased bone density, these minor trips and falls put the elderly at greater risk of fractures.
Vitamins and medications, if not taken as prescribed or mixed, can physically weaken the body. Seniors who take a variety of medications can experience negative symptoms such as dizziness, loss of appetite, and loss of bone density. While most of these can be recognized and addressed readily, the gradual weakening of bones can go unnoticed for years—increasing the risk of accidental fractures.
Also known as coxo-femoral bypass, this technique entails immediate mobilization of the patient after surgery thus reducing complications like Bedsores, Pulmonary embolism, Stroke, and chest Infection in the elderly.
we at KEFI Home Health Care suggest various precautions and care that has to be given for the patients at home after they are discharged from the hospital. KEFI Home Health Care has nursing care givers who are experienced enough to handle such patients with utmost care as the fractures takes more time to heal especially for elderly people