Fall/Trauma

Fall/Trauma

Falls and trauma are significant causes of injuries, particularly among older adults and children. Falls can occur due to various factors, including environmental hazards, medical conditions, or accidents. Trauma resulting from falls can lead to fractures, sprains, head injuries, or internal bleeding, among other complications. Prompt medical evaluation is crucial following a fall or trauma to assess for any injuries and provide appropriate treatment. This may involve imaging studies such as X-rays or CT scans to evaluate for fractures or internal injuries. Treatment may include immobilization, pain management, physical therapy, or, in severe cases, surgery. Prevention strategies such as removing hazards, using assistive devices, and practicing safety measures can help reduce the risk of falls and trauma.