Open Access Opinion

Orthogeriatric units. They are really necessary

Manuel Mesa Ramos1*, Jose R Caeiro-Rey2

1Head of the Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Rheumatology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Services. FLS Unit. Hospital Valle de los Pedroches, Pozoblanco (Córdoba). Spain

2Head of the Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Service. FLS Unit. University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela. Associate Professor of Health Sciences. Surgery Department. University of Santiago de Compostela. Spain

Corresponding Author

Received Date: August 03, 2020;  Published Date: September 02, 2020


Core tip

The fragility hip fracture orthogeriatric co-management model of care, integrated in specific functional ortogeriatric units, undoubtedly benefit elderly patients with this type of fracture, improving care standards of quality. The authors of this editorial recommend this multi and interdisciplinary approach to improve both intra and extra hospitalary care of patients with fragility hip fracture. The authors invite all the actors involved in this process to adopt a positive disposition to create, endow and develop ortogeriatric units.

Keywords: Fragility hip fracture; Morbidity; Mortality; Ortogeriatric comanagment care; Ortogeriatric unit

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