TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2021, Cilt 20, Sayı, 2     (Sayfalar: 182-186)

The lifestyle design for the prevention of hip fracture in elderly; regulations in house, work and social life

Sevgi Atar 1, Ömer Kuru 1

1 SBÜ Prof. Dr. Cemil Taşçıoğlu Şehir Hastanesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, İstanbul

DOI: 10.14292/totbid.dergisi.2021.32
Görüntüleme: 56
İndirme : 49

Hip fracture is an important health problem that can result in death in the elderly. It requires surgical intervention, long hospital stay and a long rehabilitation program for the treatment. Osteoporosis is an important risk factor. Treatment success is low due to advanced age, osteoporosis and patients` other comorbidities. Therefore, a multidisciplinary preventive professional approach is of great importance in preventing hip fracture. Patients should be supported with walking and balance exercises. Vitamin D and calcium supplement therapy should be arranged to support bone density. Treatment options that will correct patients` vision loss should be evaluated. How to do the works that increase the possibility of falling at home environment should be rearranged, and it is important to give information about lighting, grab bar, anti-slip coatings. An active and controlled lifestyle should be planned. The elderly should be prevented from spending their time in a closed home environment with the help of the activities such as hiking, dancing, swimming and in this way their muscle strength should be supported. Risky procedures such as prolonged sitting, sudden standing up and reaching up in work life should be avoided.

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