Preventing hip fractures from falls is critical for senior home safety. A few common sense precautions can make homes safer and extend independence. A public service message from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has developed guidelines to help seniors prevent falls. Find out about these and other fall-related facts in the Prevention & Safety section of orthoinfo.org.
Each year, one out of three Americans over age 65 falls. Falls are the leading cause of injury to seniors in the United States.
Fortunately, there are many things seniors can do to help prevent falls, and maintain health and independence. OTA Member and Immediate Past President, Dr. Joseph Zuckerman, addresses common household hazards.
In this video AAOS member Dr. Leon S. Benson reviews common household areas where falls and accidents are more prone to occur.
Visit orthoinfo.org/falls/ for more safety tips.