Each year there are more than 320,000 hospitalizations for hip fractures – and more than 90 percent of these are for people 65 and older.
The Geriatric Fracture Program at Baptist Health-Little Rock is exclusively dedicated to the care of older patients with fractures, and is the first of its kind in Little Rock. Through various rehab and senior wellness programs, the program is designed to help patients achieve the best possible outcome and curb the negative effects of geriatric bone fractures.
Symptoms of a Fracture
- Pain and swelling in the injured area
- Obvious deformity in the injured area
- Difficulty using or moving the injured area in a normal manner
- Warmth, bruising or redness in the injured area
The symptoms of a broken bone may resemble other medical conditions or problems. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis as soon as you experience symptoms.
Treatment Through Our Geriatric Fracture Program
The Geriatric Fracture Program at Baptist Health-Little Rock is designed to provide highly-specialized care to meet the unique needs of the patient. Our exclusive program includes a multi-disciplinary approach that includes orthopedic surgeons, hospitalists, anesthesiologists, nurses and rehabilitation therapists working together to create the most effective orthopedic rehabilitation centers. Whether a patient needs to be directly admitted from another hospital or nursing home, or brought in by ambulance, our team is prepared and ready to provide excellent care.
Fractured bones can cause a tremendous amount of pain, and effective pain management is one of the Geriatric Fracture Program’s primary goals from the time a patient arrives. We also try to schedule surgical treatment as soon as possible to relieve the pain from the fracture. After surgery, pain continues to be managed by our dedicated, interdisciplinary team and orthopedic rehabilitation centers.