[Post-fall syndrome: how to recognize and treat it?]

Rev Med Suisse. 2007 Nov 7;3(132):2531-2, 2534, 2536.
[Article in French]

Abstract

The post-fall syndrome is commonly observed in geriatric medicine, affecting near one out of five fallers. Left untreated, this condition can lead to a regressive syndrome, with physical, psychological and social consequences. To avoid such an evolution, specific physical therapy must be proposed as soon as possible. In this paper, clinical presentation and management of the post-fall syndrome are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls*
  • Acute Kidney Injury / etiology
  • Acute Kidney Injury / therapy
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Fear / psychology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immobilization / adverse effects
  • Male
  • Movement Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Movement Disorders / psychology
  • Movement Disorders / rehabilitation
  • Obesity / complications
  • Obesity / psychology
  • Panic
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Pressure Ulcer / etiology
  • Pressure Ulcer / therapy
  • Serotonin Receptor Agonists / therapeutic use
  • Syndrome

Substances

  • Serotonin Receptor Agonists