geriatric orthopaedic rehabilitation unit

geriatric orthopaedic rehabilitation unit

An NHS ward or part thereof in which beds are used for inpatients aged 65 and older who have an orthopaedic injury requiring an operation—usually hips, less often knees—and who need long rehabilitation. GORU patients are jointly managed by an orthopaedic surgeon and a geriatrician, the latter of whom is usually the named consultant formally responsible for the patient.
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