Gender Ethnicracial And Life Span Considerations

Multiple musculoskeletal traumas can occur at any time in lifeā€”no one is exempt. However, young adults are most at risk. MVCs are the leading cause of death for those between the ages of 4 and 34. Serious industrial accidents are more common in young men, and multiple injuries from falls are especially a problem in older women.

Fractures occur at all ages, with their incidence increasing with age. Osteoporosis, which occurs in many women past menopause and in men somewhat later in life, accounts for the vulnerability to fractures of those past midlife. Fractures in elderly people are often of the wrist, hip, and vertebrae. Healing occurs much more rapidly in the young, and the elderly are more at risk for complications of immobility from both the fracture and its treatment. The high death rate of the elderly within a year after a broken hip is largely from complications of immobility. There are no known racial or ethnic considerations.

0 0

Post a comment