A bone fracture is a common diagnosis given at least once to most people during their lifetime. With the older population there is an increased level of worry as well as some differences of that of a young adult or child. When comparing an older adult and a younger adult suspected of a fracture, there are slight differences in areas such as: assessment findings, interventions provided and potential outcomes. As an older adult there is a higher potential for fractures because of Osteoporosis, or bone becomes weaker of time. Other factors contribute such as unsteady gait, visual disturbances and medications making bone weaker such as long-term steroid (Southerland, 2).
Pathophysiology: Increased bone resorption or decreased bone, aging because of decreasing supply of osteoblasts, estrogen deficiency, Calcium deficiency, Vitamin D deficiency, Bone fractures, Etiology: Low peak bone mass, being a women, smaller body frame size, lowered sex hormones, excess thyroid, low calcium intake, eating disorders, sedentary lifestyle, excessive alcohol consumption, tobacco use. Manifestations: Back pain, loss of height, stooped posture, bone fractures occur easily. Possible complications: Bone fractures in spine or hip. Treatments: Walking, & Medication Pathophysiology: Vitamin D deficiency, hypocalcaemia, renal phosphorus loss, decreased calcium in bone, calcification of osteoid.
2: Osteoporosis is decreased bone volume, some of the characteristics would include thinning of the outside layer of the compact bone by the epiphyses and the diaphysis. Over time the bone volume in an adult decreases however, it would be more prominent in someone that has osteoporosis. 3: The reason the doctor recommended that Margaret do weight bearing exercising is to help stimulate new bone growth and help with bone remodeling. 4: Osteoporosis is more common in older adults (women), and she is over the age of 65. She is a smoker.
Femoral neck fractures are fractures that occur through the neck of the femur. Although they can occur in anyone, they are commonly known for affecting the older population. Femoral neck fractures typically occur due to falls or other trauma such as motor vehicle accidents. It is estimated that more than one third of adults over the age of 65 fall each year. Falls are the leading cause of injury related deaths in older adults.
NPR Blows the Whistle on the Invention of Osteopenia Experts have been saying that osteopenia is an ailment which the drug companies have invented in order to sell their drugs. Recently, NPR has come up with an informative article where they have put forward few interesting facts in relation to this matter Giselle Grayson was the person who conducted the research on this topic for NPR. In her article, she has written how Benghauser and millions of other women like her have been using the pills for osteopenia from all over the United Sates. In this article, we will tell you what she has articulated the role that the drug companies play while in the process of evolution of a disease In the year 1992, osteopenia experts from all over the globe
Fractures could include into back or neck pain also and this stage is when the compression of the spine will be caused, this could lead to loss of height and at this is the most noticeable stage where height will be lost and it is visible. The upper back can also develop a slight curving and this will be because of a stooped posture also known as kyphosis, both neck and back pain will start to develop which could also affect breathing as the extra pressure on the airway is
Risk Factors for Stress Fracture You Should be Wary of Do you know what a stress fracture is? As its name suggests, a stress fracture is a type of fracture that occurs due to the overuse of your muscles and bones. It commonly occurs among athletes since they are actively using their body and do high impact trainings.
How A Kyphoplasty Helps With Compression Fractures Caused By Osteoporosis Compression fractures are a common problem associated with osteoporosis. When your bones get thin and weak, the stress placed on your spine when you bend, twist, or even just sneeze, can cause a tiny fracture. If you have a larger fracture, or several tiny ones in one vertebra, it can cause the vertebra to compress, or collapse. This can be very painful and the pain makes it difficult to continue with normal activities. One solution to this problem is to have a kyphoplasty procedure.
I looked at the bones and decided that this person was probably in their late 20s to early 30s as the bones were not arthritic at all, I also determined the person was very fit as the bones were very strong and limber. While figuring out the age I noticed a healed break on the ankle of this female, I also noticed that while this female might have been fit, she didn’t take very good care of her teeth which led her to have false
As working as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a long term care rehabilitation facility, I encounter many elderly patients who are admitted for fall related injuries. The majority of patients are recovering from total knee and hip replacements as a result from falling at home or elsewhere. Fuller states, “Falls are the leading cause of injury related visits to emergency departments in the United States and the primary etiology of accidental deaths in persons over the age of 65 years…More than 90 percent of hip fractures occur as a result of falls, with most of these fractures occurring in persons of over 70 years of age” (Fuller, 2000, para.1). There are many factors that can contribute to the reason why individuals, particularly the elderly,
Fall-related fracture is the common phenomenon in older adults resulting in chronic pain, loss of function, and disability. Evidently, it is the highest cause of accidental death in older adults. Noteworthy, the frequency of falls increases with age and frailty levels. Moreover, frail older adults, with a history of falling, are significantly at risk of adverse health outcomes including increased hospital stays and death. The causation of fall in frail older adults are intricate and interfere with the interrelationship between individual and environment context.
In fact, in 2011 females age 65 and over fall-related injuries skyrocketed, in comparison with males (Ohio Dept. Health, 2011). In spite of this, older males are at a greater risk for suffering a fatal fall, even though there was a greater number of fatal falls among older females between 2002 and 2011 (Ohio Dept. Health, 2011). Furthermore, older adults who have