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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 152-156

Prevent falls in older adults

1 Department of Geriatrics, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Orthopaedics, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India

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Raju Vaishya
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi - 110 076
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/am.am_42_19

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Falls are common in the elderly and may lead to serious injuries. Recurrent falls are also frequent and are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in older adults. The most serious injuries due to these falls are head injury and the fractures. The effect of a fall on an older person can be a devastating event, resulting in chronic pain, loss of independence, and reduced quality of life. Hence, the prevention of fall is better than the treatment of the injuries resulting from it.

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