Research and Innovation
The best healthcare requires the latest technology. The Geriatric Fracture Center is committed to keeping pace with medical advances and caring for patients using the latest innovations and technologies. New technologies help us improve outcomes, increase safety, and enhance the quality of care for our patients.
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By the year 2020 about 20% of the population, or an estimated 60 million people, will be aged 65 years or over. Approximately 80% of those older persons will have musculoskeletal complaints. Research on how to better treat fractures in older adults is urgently needed.
Spreading Our Knowledge
Doctors from our team are developing a national teaching program to share their knowledge and methodology in treating geriatric fracture patients with doctors from other hospitals throughout the country. This, combined with a unique database being created by our doctors to document treatment and outcomes of fracture cases, will help to raise the standard of care for older fracture patients everywhere.