Written By: Dr. Jassin Jouria A 69-year-old female presents to the Emergency Room after slipping on some ice while trying to get her mail this morning. She describes landing on her bottom but thinks that she may have also hit the back of her head after landing. She complains of pain ‘a slight headache’, and […]
Slip & Fall
Written By: Dr. Jassin Jouria Falls- Some Statistics The statistics surrounding falls are staggering. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that on average, one US older adult (65+) suffers a fall every second. This accounts for a total of 36 million falls per year, resulting in more than 32,000 deaths. Why Do Falls Happen?