Posted on October 13, 2010

For older people, being a houseguest, and having guests, can pose injury risks

On Tuesday, October 26, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Steven Hindman, MD of the ONS Foundation for Clinical Research and Education, will present a talk on how to avoid “holiday injuries” in the Sterling Auditorium at The Osborn, 101 Theall Road. According to The AAOS, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, falls are the leading cause of injury in older people in the United States. The Osborn invites the public to join their residents to hear Dr. Hindman talk about preventing falls that are a particular risk during the holiday and tips on ways to keep safe.

About Dr. Hindman

Dr. Hindman is an orthopedic surgeon and has been “on call” at Greenwich Hospital for 22 of the past 23 Thanksgivings, and each year he sees a significant number of “holiday injuries”, many resulting from falls. Out-of-town guests, visiting a parent or grandparent, become the victims of throw rugs, electric cords, pets, toys, and icy sidewalks. The unfamiliarity of a dark hallway, staircase or even a kitchen can turn a normal home into a danger zone for unsuspecting guests. Add winter weather to the equation and the potential for a hip, wrist or ankle fracture is even greater. Dr. Hindman will recommend a number of measures to help keep holidays safe.

Contact ONS or call (203)869-1145 with any questions.