Ortho MD & PCPs Role for Senior Fall Prevention

Each year, approximately 30% to 40% of people aged 65 years and older who live in the community fall.

Primary care providers (PCPs) have a crucial role in helping patients understand the important factors causing falls. This also. . . . Read More!

SLAM DUNK! Go Blazers! Go STEADI!

Grandpa Joe threw a baseball across a sunny field to his grandson who’s also holding a pineapple popsicle that’s started dripping down his arm. He wakes up from his dream in bed. He’s in the hospital with a broken hip. How did this happen?

Here is how I implemented STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Death and Injury Protocol).  Joe fell and fractured his hip, and had subsequent total hip arthroplasty surgery. Using motivational interviewing, empathy and engaging him in being “Sherlock Holmes” with me, we started the process.  He was sitting in his recliner and had a sudden urge to urinate. He got up and. . . . Read More!