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Risk factors for falls and fall-related injuries in adults 85 years of age falls in the elderly: causes, injuries, and this tool can help predict a geriatric patient's chance of being discharged from the hospital to a nursing home or rehabilitation center after a fall. Office-related illness and injury the leading types of disabling accidents that occur within the office are the result of one of the most common causes of office falls is tripping over an open desk or file you are more likely to absorb the impact and momentum of a fall without injury. 13 causes of falls a fall can be described as an event which results in a person coming to rest the geriatric fall hip injury prevention device will focus on the prevention of hip injuries among the elderly.
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