Geriatric Orthopaedics - Fragility Fractures
As people live longer and more active lives, orthopaedic injuries and fractures that were once uncommon in older adults have become more common. In addition, the expectations are higher that function can be restored after a fracture, even in the more mature individual.
These injuries can occur in almost any bone of the body. Although everyone tends to get weaker bones as they age, sometimes a fracture can be the result of osteoporosis. When that is the case, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute physicians will work closely with a patient’s primary care provider to help address the underlying problem and avoid further fractures.