Prevention of Falls and Fall-Related Fractures through Biomechanics


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Abstract

Falls and fall-related injuries are a major health problem for elderly people. Biomechanical studies provide important insight into the cause of such events and reveal new techniques for preventing them. The topics reviewed in this article include balance recovery, safe landing responses, impact forces during falls, and fracture prevention through exercise programs, hip pads, and energy-absorbing floors.

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