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How serious is a broken bone on a 82year old?
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: In this age every
Everything is serious, also it depend on the kind bone broken.
In this age everything could tip the scale to the worse. Thank you.

In brief: In this age every
Everything is serious, also it depend on the kind bone broken.
In this age everything could tip the scale to the worse. Thank you.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
On the 82 yo & the fracture site.
A healthy one with a non-displaced, simple fracture of a finger on the non-dominant hand shouldn't have any more trouble with it than anyone else. At any age, a fracture of the femur (hip bone) will cause significant issues. In general, older people heal more slowly & are more likely to have complications than younger ones.

In brief: Depends
On the 82 yo & the fracture site.
A healthy one with a non-displaced, simple fracture of a finger on the non-dominant hand shouldn't have any more trouble with it than anyone else. At any age, a fracture of the femur (hip bone) will cause significant issues. In general, older people heal more slowly & are more likely to have complications than younger ones.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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