Flashcards in Falls and Osteoporotic Fractures in Elderly People Deck (8):
What are 4 common fractures sites following a fall?
- Distal radius
- Proximal femur
- Promixal humerus
What are some consequences of falling?
- Fear of falling
- Self-imposed activity restriction
- Loss of mobility
- Social isolation
- Increased dependency
- Impact on carers
What does 1 QALY mean?
1 year of perfect health
Neck of femur fractures can be divided into two sub-types - what are they?
Intra-capsular fracture (blood supply disturbed)
Extra-capsular fracture (blood supply mantained)
What are some risk factors for Osteoporosis?
What group(s) of medications can be offered to reduce risk of hip fractures?
Vitamin D supplementation
Teriparatide (PTH analogue)
What is the name for the monoclonal antibody offered to reduce fractures?