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The Geriatric Fracture Center at Highland Hospital

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The Geriatric Fracture Center is the first facility of its kind that's dedicated exclusively to the care of elderly patients who suffer fractures.

Innovative Techniques. Total Quality Management.

  • Geriatric fracture patients are fast-tracked through our emergency department.
  • Patients from partner nursing homes and senior living communities can bypass the emergency department and be admitted directly to the Geriatric Fracture Center.
  • We have three dedicated operating rooms and a large inventory of hardware so we can perform most surgeries in less than 24 hours – even on weekends.
  • Our surgeons use the newest techniques and most advanced implants to:
    • Fix fractures that may not be repairable elsewhere
    • Dramatically reduce the chances that a fracture repair will fail
    • Get patients mobile more quickly
  • Surgeons and geriatricians co-manage care to better handle the unique medical needs of elderly patients. The result is fewer post-operative complications.
  • We dedicate an entire unit and half of another to inpatient orthopaedic treatment, including 20 mostly private rooms and a specially designed physical rehabilitation room.
  • Nurses, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, nutritionists, and other members of the care team are specially trained to work with older adults.
  • Our physicians are actively involved in teaching, research and clinical trials that are helping to advance and improve the standard of care for older people who suffer fractures
  • We're pioneering total quality management for geriatric fracture patient care. We continuously monitor each patient and look at every detail for opportunities to improve our process.

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