Reducing Your Risk

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There are a variety of common factors which make a person vulnerable to a shoulder fracture, including:
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Heredity
  • Mental impairment
  • Nutrition
  • Osteoporosis
  • Personal habits
  • Physical impairments
  • Weakness and dizziness

Falls are the leading cause of injuries in people 65 and older in the United States.

Here are some helpful tips to reduce the risk of injury by a fall.

Exercise

 
 

Make your home safer

 
 
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. The performance of shoulder replacements depends on age, weight, activity level and other factors. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. If you have conditions that limit rehabilitation you should not have this surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell you if shoulder replacement is right for you.

DSUS/TRM/0416/0862 9/2016

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. People with conditions limiting rehabilitation should not have this surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell if shoulder arthroscopy is right for you.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

As with any medical treatment, individual results may vary. The performance of shoulder replacements depends on age, weight, activity level and other factors. There are potential risks and recovery takes time. If you have conditions that limit rehabilitation you should not have this surgery. Only an orthopaedic surgeon can tell you if shoulder replacement is right for you.