Geriatric Fracture Program

Making Sure You're Safe

With nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population expected to be age 65 or over by the year 2030, the need for osteoporosis education and treatment will increase exponentially. Osteoporosis, the disease that robs bones of their minerals and strength, can lead to an increased risk of bone fracture. Recognizing this important need, Lakeland has established a Geriatric Fracture Program to improve the care and outcomes of elderly fragility fracture patients. The program includes:

  • A streamlined approach to get most fracture patients into surgery in 24 hours or less; resulting in better outcomes and shorter hospital stay
  • Complete management with an interdisciplinary team of orthopaedic surgeons, geriatricians/hospitalists, nurses, therapists, social workers/case managers, and other health professionals
  • Adherence to best practices to improve patient outcomes
  • Post hospitalization follow up

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