Z Orthop Unfall 2019; 157(04): 440-444
DOI: 10.1055/a-0801-8683
Original Article/Originalarbeit
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Evaluation of the Fall Risk of Orthopedic Trauma Surgery Patients by Establishing a Fall Risk Score and a Procedure Instruction in Clinical Routine

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Christian Lycke
1  Klinik für Orthopädie, Unfallchirurgie und Plastische Chirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Leipzig
,
Hartmut Bork
2  Reha-Zentrum am St. Josef-Stift, Sendenhorst
,
Birgit Feindt
3  Zentrales Patientenmanagement, Universitätsklinikum Leipzig
,
Ulrich J. A. Spiegl
1  Klinik für Orthopädie, Unfallchirurgie und Plastische Chirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Leipzig
,
Christoph Josten
1  Klinik für Orthopädie, Unfallchirurgie und Plastische Chirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Leipzig
,
Johannes K. M. Fakler
1  Klinik für Orthopädie, Unfallchirurgie und Plastische Chirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Leipzig
,
Andreas Roth
1  Klinik für Orthopädie, Unfallchirurgie und Plastische Chirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Leipzig
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Publication Date:
06 February 2019 (eFirst)

Abstract

This article examines the risk of falls of orthopaedic surgery patients on admission to hospital. For this purpose, an internal clinical fall risk score was developed, which divides the patients into three risk categories. Subsequently, the validity of the score was recorded and possibilities for reducing the individual risk of falling were pointed out. The results show that the score can identify patients at high risk of falling on admission.