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Falls in the Elderly

According to Center of disease control and prevention:

Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries.

  • Over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture.

  • More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling, usually by falling sideways.

Fall prevention exercises:

Exercises to improve your hip and knee muscle strength and exercises for balance. Heel raises, leg lifts and sit to stand are the effective exercises for strengthening legs. One leg balance, hip circles and heel- toe walking are good exercises for improving balance.



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