alexa Frailty.
Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics

Journal of Arthritis

Author(s): Morley JE, Haren MT, Rolland Y, Kim MJ

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Abstract Frailty is a common condition in older people. It now can be objectively defined by the Fried criteria. When recognized, early intervention should begin with the institution of endurance, resistance, and balance exercises. In men with testosterone deficiency a trial of testosterone replacement should be considered. Vitamin D deficiency needs to be recognized and treated. Appropriate treatment of underlying diseases, such as anemia, diabetes mellitus, and congestive heart failure, are a key management principle. In people who have frailty aggressive health promotion and disease prevention techniques can lead to an inhibition of the downward spiral to disability. This article was published in Med Clin North Am and referenced in Journal of Arthritis

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