Fractures of the neck of femur are frequently caused by fallinjuries of senior people. A false step on the stairs or athoughtless step at the curbstone edge - and it alreadyhappened. In Germany alone more than 100.000 seniorpeople suffer from fractures in the hip and thigh area, onethird of 65 plus falls at least once per year. The consequencesare often serious and the injury is followed by a longterm,painful and expensive treatment as well as the need of care.
Reasons for an increased danger of falling can be beyond others:OsteoporosisWalking disorder and imbalanceDrop of blood pressure when risingGeneral physical debilityNeuromuscular affections(Parkinson's desease, old-age dementia)Reduced hearing and visual abilityFrequent vertiginous attacksTaking medicines (e.g. psychopharmaca)
Falls and their significant consequences can be avoided e.g. by:Well-aimed building up of musclesTraining of balancing and coordinationWearing a hip protectorElimination of danger sources in the domestic areaAge Adequate living enviroment