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Serious Spinal Injuries Are Realistic Possibility Among the Elderly After Low-Level Fall

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Background: Falls are the leading cause of nonfatal and fatal injuries in the geriatric population; approximately one-third of all adults aged =65 years fall each year, accounting for >2 million ED visits annually. Objective: To evaluate the incidence of spinal fractures and their outcomes among elderly patients sustaining a low-level fall, defined as a fall from <3 feet. Design/Methods: Retrospective countywide trauma registry review of records submitted from 11 participatin more...
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