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What are the risk factors for accidental falls?

What are the risk factors for accidental falls?

Risks of Falls: Visual impairment medications orthostatic hypotension improper footwear neurological diseases like parkinson's dx having multiple diseases inactivity history of a fall in the past unsafe rugs and cords on the floors of the home. Unsafe shows and tubs. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I had an accidental fall at the s.E.C.C while at a concert and broke my hip. Does it need to be pinned?

I had an accidental fall at the s.E.C.C while at a concert and broke my hip. Does it need to be pinned?

Fracture hip need to: Be fixed.Some fracture around the hip like avulsion fracture may be dose not need fixation.Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What type of problem could occur from an accidental fall on my knees?

What type of problem could occur from an accidental fall on my knees?

Many possib.: From small fractures ( of condyles) to meniscal tears or ligament tears ( anterior cruciate or other) are possible. In doubt get examined by an orthopode. ...Read more

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Can an accidental fall irritate a degenerative desiccation of the lumbar discs?

Can an accidental fall irritate a degenerative desiccation of the lumbar discs?

Yes.: Any sort of trauma, including falls, excessive strain, or being hit, could potentially irritate lumbar degenerative discs. ...Read more

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I'm 68 had accidental fall in july. Titanium screws used in hip and femur. What problems can I expect?

I'm 68 had accidental fall in july. Titanium screws used in hip and femur. What problems can I expect?

Titanium: If you do not have an allergy to titanium then you really should not have a problem with the hardware as long as it was placed properly and your fracture has healed in good alignment. ...Read more

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I sliced off the fleshy tip of my middle finger in an accidental fall in my home. Is my fingerprint gone?

I sliced off the fleshy tip of my middle finger in an accidental fall in my home. Is my fingerprint gone?

Yes: If you removed the entire pad of your fingertip, then yes, your fingerprint is gone. The wound will heal over with new tissue(scar tissue) that lacks the classic whorl pattern of a fingerprint. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go mountain biking while pregnant?

Is it safe to go mountain biking while pregnant?

No: Any activity that has a high potential to fall is generally not recommended during pregnancy. After about 12 weeks the uterus is no longer protected by the bony pelvis and a fall could cause pregnancy loss or preterm labor. ...Read more

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