orthogeriatric

orthogeriatric

adjective Referring to orthopaedic care in frail, elderly (geriatric) patients.
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Another of the acute care recommendations focuses on orthogeriatric care, noting that the orthopedic surgeon and a dedicated orthogeriatric team should work together, particularly for elderly patients who have suffered a hip fracture.
Setting up formal care pathways for people with fragility fractures and providing holistic care through specialist orthogeriatric services will also reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with osteoporosis in the older adult population.
There was no regular preoperative orthogeriatric provision provided.
Predictors of mortality in older hip fracture inpatients admitted to an orthogeriatric unit in Oslo, Norway.
Professor Opinder Sahota, professor in orthogeriatric medicine at Nottingham University said: "Treating these fractures with balloon kyphoplasty could potentially save lives and is a cost-effective way of preventing people from lingering in pain and helps them regain their independence.
It was set up five years ago based, in part, on the successful work of Dr Johansen and his colleague senior nurse Sue Beck in 1994 when they first took on orthogeriatric liaison and support in Cardiff.
The added effectiveness of early geriatrician involvement on acute orthopaedic wards to orthogeriatric rehabilitation.
Apart from advice on assessment instruments, the book provides good reviews of the evidence for the value of preventive home visits, hospital geriatric assessment units and specialist, stroke and orthogeriatric units.
The effectiveness of orthogeriatric services remains uncertain [10] and may depend more on how bad orthopaedic services are than on how useful in general is the intervention of geriatricians.
In the former she gives a comprehensive account of the epidemiology of fractures, the relationship between falls and fractures, risk factors for fractures and the management of the elderly fracture patient, including rehabilitation and the importance of orthogeriatric liaison.
Our specifically designed orthogeriatric care programme is likely to account for this difference as well as for the very marginal incidence of hypernatraemia, a condition known to reflect clinical neglect[28, 29].
Twenty-six patients aged over sixty-five with a deep wound infection and a similar number requiring revision surgery following primary fixation for a proximal femoral fracture were identified consecutively during orthogeriatric liaison rounds.