Mon, 13 Feb 2012
According to the AAOS website, "Falls are the leading cause of injuries to older people in the United States." Even though risk factors of age and heredity cannot be changed, eliminating or reducing the chance of falling can be addressed. Maintaining good health and being physically fit are very important factors in decreasing risk of falls. By making home modifications with grab bars and slip resistant mats in bathtubs/showers, railings on flights of stairs, clear paths without obstacles from room to room and removing throw rugs are just a few of the safety measures one can take to reduce tripping, slipping and falling at home. Footwear that fits properly and has a good gripping sole will provide the most stability for older adults. For more ways to reduce the incidence of falling, log on to http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00135
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