Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 5th, 2004
"Injury patterns in elderly patients are different from those in younger patients. With recent emphasis on osteoporosis and its effects, we looked at a continuous series of patients from one Level 1 trauma center regarding injury patterns by gender," said P. Tornetta and colleagues, Boston University.
"For all patients older than 65 years, and including all mechanisms, older women were more likely to sustain forearm and wrist fractures than were older men," the researchers reported.
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