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1
Q

At what height are falls considered more severe?

A

Three times the person’s height

2
Q

What is a predictable injury from the vertical fall?

A

Bilateral calcaneus fractures

3
Q

What happens to the head, neck and torso once landing on the ground?

A

They all are displaced downward

4
Q

Why do children fall head first a majority of the time?

A

Their heads are proportionally larger and heavier

5
Q

What is an important question to ask a elderly fall victim?

A

Do you take any blood thinners, because if they do there is an increased risk of internal bleeding