When a patient is admitted for treatment of a fracture following a mild fall, they are referred to our Geriatric Fracture Program. This program is designed to foster a more rapid and complete recovery within individuals age 65 and older with lower extremity fractures of the hip, leg or ankle.
Our orthopaedic surgeons address the special needs of the geriatric patient and work with an interdisciplinary team of case managers and social workers, nurse practitioners, and internists to diagnose, educate and provide a treatment plan for patients who are entered into the program.
Benefits of the program are:
The goal of this program is to meet the needs of our increasingly aging population by providing timely, cost-effective, patient-centered care to people 65 years and older who suffer fractures.