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Zsa Zsa Gabor Fell Into Hip Replacement Surgery

  • Published: 2010-07-21 : Author: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Synopsis: 93-year-old actress Zsa Zsa Gabor fell out of bed and broke her hip requiring hip replacement surgery.

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Zsa Zsa Gabor's fall prompts orthopaedic surgeons' advisory to seniors and caregivers.

Approximately 66 million Americans care for their aging parents and each year, one in three older Americans falls in their own home. Just this week, 93-year-old actress Zsa Zsa Gabor fell out of bed and broke her hip, ultimately she required hip replacement surgery. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) knows that a fall in the home can be both life threatening and debilitating. Older Americans and their caregivers can take a proactive approach using the following AAOS guidelines to help keep seniors fall and injury-free.

Tips for the Home:

Watch the: 60 second television ad on falls prevention, Alone - www.youtube.com/watchv=p2cfBBnt3Fo&feature=player_embedded

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: With more than 35,000 members, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (www.aaos.org or www.orthoinfo.org) is the premier not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions the interests of patients and advances the highest quality musculoskeletal health. An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who treats the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Follow the conversation at www.facebook.com/AAOS1 or www.twitter.com/AAOS1.

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