Services

Comprehensive Fracture Program

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The Comprehensive Fracture Program was developed to meet the growing need for specialized orthopedic care within the community. It is based on a multidisciplinary team approach to address the unique medical and social issues facing patients and their families.

Each patient in our Comprehensive Fracture Program is managed by a multidisciplinary team including orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, specialized nurses, case managers and physical and occupational therapists. These experienced professionals work together to create care plans that best manage the care of fracture patients from surgery to rehabilitation.

Benefits of the Comprehensive Fracture Program include:

  • Streamlined admission process to minimize time in Emergency Room
  • Reduced time from injury to surgery (shown to reduce pain and improve outcomes)
  • Patient and family education
  • Early mobilization
  • Decreased immobility and complications

Our Comprehensive Fracture Program includes the following components:

  • Orthopedic surgeons dedicated to the treatment of fractures
  • Nutrition assessment by dietitian
  • Co-managed care of the patient by nurses, medical physicians, orthopedic surgeons and rehabilitation team
  • Expedited surgery if necessary
  • Orthopedic-friendly rooms
  • Orthopedic Nurse to coordinate patient’s care between team members
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis Prophylaxis
  • Customized care plan using evidence-based care
  • Case management and early discharge planning for:
    • Inpatient Rehabilitation Center for appropriate patients
    • Physical Therapy / Ocupational Therapy Support

Facts About Fractures

  • Osteoporosis and fractures will increase significantly in the next ten years as a larger percentage of the population ages and lives longer
  • Fractures account for more than 200,000 nursing home admissions annually
  • As we age our bones become more brittle. A comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment program improves patient outcomes
  • A multidisciplinary treatment concept, also known as an accelerated program, reduces mortality, morbidity,hospitalization and rehabilitation

Home Safety Checklists

By checking your home for these safety measures you can reduce your risk of injury:

Stairs and Steps

  • Light switches at top and bottom of stairs
  • Good lighting
  • Handrails
  • Clutter-free
  • Nonslip treads secure carpeting

Bathroom

  • Grab bars
  • Slip-resistant mats in bath/shower
  • Safely secured rugs
  • Night lights
  • Shatter-proof shower enclosure

Living Areas

  • Clear pathways
  • Light switches at room entrances
  • Safely secured rugs

Kitchen

  • Safely secured rugs
  • Stable stepstool with handrail
  • Nonskid floor wax