A simple fall can be medically complex
Falls are the leading cause of injury among New York adults age 65 and older. One in four older adults fell at least once in the last year, according to Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. A simple stumble or a medical condition may lead to a fall. Emergency physician William Paolo, MD, talks about the reasons people over age 65 may be more prone to falls, and he explains when to seek medical care. Some fall-related injuries are readily treated, while others may require surgery and/or a lengthy recovery.