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Rev Med Suisse. 2007 Nov 7;3(132):2531-2, 2534, 2536.

[Post-fall syndrome: how to recognize and treat it?].

[Article in French]

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Centre hospitalier du Chablais, Centre de gériatrie du Bas-Valais, Clinique Saint-Amé, 1890 Saint-Maurice. jerome.morisod@rsv-gnw.ch

Abstract

The post-fall syndrome is commonly observed in geriatric medicine, affecting near one out of five fallers. Left untreated, this condition can lead to a regressive syndrome, with physical, psychological and social consequences. To avoid such an evolution, specific physical therapy must be proposed as soon as possible. In this paper, clinical presentation and management of the post-fall syndrome are discussed.

PMID:
18072601
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