Elderly / Geriatric Fracture
Elderly Bone Fracture (Geriatric Fracture) poses a unique challenge to the orthopaedic surgeon – a combination of fragile bones (osteopenia/ osteoporosis), lower physiological reserves, muscle weakness, and prolonged recovery period.
The most common fractures in the elderly would be:
- Hip Fractures (Neck of Femur fractures, Inter-trochanteric fractures)
- Wrist Fractures (Distal Radius fractures)
- Vertebral compression fractures
- Shoulder fractures (Proximal Humerus fractures)