Recovery Process for Fall Related Injuries

Did you know that over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall related injury? In fact, one out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. Fall related injuries are not to be taken lightly. South Coast Post Acute understands that it takes a lot of strength and patience to recover from a fall related injury. Here are the most common fall related injuries that we help our patients rehabilitate from in our post acute care community.  

Head and Brain Injuries
Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). If one hurts their head during a fall, no matter how slight a head injury may seem, one needs to seek medical help as soon as possible. Symptoms for head injuries may be small or nonexistence, but head injuries can cause serious issues if left untreated.

Broken Bones and Fractures
More than 95% of hip fractures are a result of a fall. Depending on the severity of the broken bone or fracture, one may need to have surgery. Recovering from a broken bone or fracture takes an average of eight weeks to heal and a regular physical therapy routine. For more information about broken bone rehabilitation, click here.

Spinal Cord Injuries
As a result of the fall, the spinal cord could be either severed or compressed. These spinal cord injuries require immediate medical attention since the spinal cord is vital for motor function. Recovering from a spinal cord injury may require surgery and months of extensive physical therapy.

Here at South Coast Post Acute, we have rehabilitated hundreds of patients from fall related injuries. Our South Coast skilled staff understands that a fall related injury requires support from everyone in our post acute care community. If you have questions about rehabilitation from a fall related injury, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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By |2018-09-18T10:31:45+00:00September 12th, 2018|Healthy Living|Comments Off on Recovery Process for Fall Related Injuries