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Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies

Falls in Geriatric Population- Now to Future!

  • Open or Close Pooja Attrey* and Mukesh Sharma

    Assistant Professor, TDTR DAV Institute Of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, India

    *Corresponding author: Pooja Attrey, Assistant Professor, TDTR DAV Institute of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, Professor Colony, Yamunanagar-135 001, Haryana, India. E-Mail: poojaattrey6@gmail.com

Submission: March 14, 2018; Published: March 16, 2018

Volume2 Issue3
March 2018

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Falls, being the leading cause of injury deaths and disabilities, are quite common in the geriatric population, more often above 65 years of age. Every 32 minutes, an elderly person turns up at a public hospital emergency department because of an injury from a fall. A problem that get worsen with ageing, fall also brings in its wake higher healthcare costs and lowers the quality of life for those affected.

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