09. Consequences

Fractures


  • Includes: hip, spine, hip, forearm, leg, ankle, pelvis, upper arm, and hand.

  • One year mortality rate of 20-30%


Traumatic brain injury

  • 20% of serious head injuries lead to mental decline.

Fear of Falling

  • Self imposed restrictions on activity and mobility



  • Can contribute to future falls and the risk of more serious injuries


Loss of independence

  • Related to decreased mobility and functional abilities



  • Increased rates of admittance to nursing homes or long-term care facilities.


Prolonged hospitalization
Loss of self-esteem
Death