How are fall-related fractures prevented in patients with osteoporosis?

Updated: Jan 20, 2021
  • Author: Rachel Elizabeth Whitaker Elam, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Environmental measures to prevent falls/fractures include [11] :

  • Remove or anchor rugs and use nonskid mats
  • Minimize clutter
  • Remove loose wires
  • Install handrails in bathrooms, halls, and long stairways
  • Ensure hallways, stairwells, and entrances are well lighted
  • Encourage patient to wear sturdy, low-heeled shoes

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