Fractures in elderly

Fractures in elderly


As our population lives longer there is an ever- increasing number of elderly patients. Many of these want to live an active and independent lives. Many in this age also suffer from osteoporosis which makes them prone for life threatening fractures specially of hip and spine. Also complicating the matter are problems of high blood pressure, diabetes heart disease and other problems like poor balance and poor vision. Just a few decades ago surgeons were wary of treating these problems with surgery and many elderly persons were sent home in treatment like traction where most would die of bed sores and other problems of immobility.

What has changed

Advancements in anaesthesia and surgical techniques has greatly improved the outcomes in these patients. Even though the risks cannot be completely eliminated but the surgery gives results which are far superior now than what they were in the past.

Now many people some of them in their 90s are able to get back on their feet after a major hip or spine injury

For hip fractures

  • Partial hip replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Proximal femoral nailing

For spine

  • Balloon kyphoplasty
  • Minimally invasive spinal stabilization

Fractures in elderly Gallery

Here are some of the latest photos and videos of the patients who have undergone specialized successful surgeries. Here are some of the before and after videos of the patients.

Dr. Suraj Prakash

MBBS , MS - Orthopaedics , M.Ch - Orthopaedics Orthopedist , Orthopedic Surgeon , 21 Years Experience

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Contact For Appointment

At Bone & Joint Clinic

At Sukhda Hospital

At SitaRam Bhartia