orthogeriatric

orthogeriatric

adjective Referring to orthopaedic care in frail, elderly (geriatric) patients.
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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.
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.
Antony and the orthogeriatric team have worked increasingly closely with the department of trauma and orthopaedics here in Cardiff.