Geriatric Fracture Program Shows Promise

X-ray of a broken arm

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Investigators in the Orthopaedics Department at Cedars-Sinai have found that implementing a geriatric fracture program improves several important parameters, including the length of stay in the hospital, the patient experience and hospital costs. The findings are important, given that the burden of geriatric fractures is expected to increase dramatically over the next several decades, with hip fractures alone reaching an estimated 6.26 million by 2050 worldwide.

Cedars-Sinai manager of the Geriatric Fracture Program Kathleen M. Breda, NP

Kathleen M. Breda, NP

Cedars-Sinai assistant professor of Orthopaedics Carol A. Lin, MD

Carol A. Lin, MD

Cedars-Sinai chief of Geriatric Medicine Sonja L. Rosen, MD

Sonja L. Rosen, MD