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Erschienen in: Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie 6/2022

16.07.2021 | Reviews

Geriatric traumatology (e. g. „Alterstraumatologie“) is more than orthogeriatrics—Experiences of a physician in advanced training

verfasst von: G. Dadwal, T. Schulte-Huxel, G. Kolb

Erschienen in: Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie | Ausgabe 6/2022

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Abstract

This article reporting the view of an early career physician focuses on the diverse components of orthogeriatric co-management in a clinical setting. Geriatric trauma patients require a multimodal and interdisciplinary management, which includes individual and age-specific aspects, such as intensified physiotherapy, trauma surgery and geriatric expertise as well as social support. In Germany this surgical and geriatric co-treatment is provided by the program geriatric traumatology (Alterstraumatologie), which is implemented and certified at special institutions called geriatric trauma centers (Alters-Trauma-Zentrum). This special care is accomplished by an orthogeriatric co-management, which combines the efforts of both modern state of the art trauma surgery and geriatric medicine, preferable by using the procedure of the so-called geriatric early rehabilitative complex treatment (geriatrische frührehabilitative Komplexbehandlung) according to the diagnosis-related group (DRG) procedure OPS 8550. This is administered in 3 periods: the preoperative period, perioperative period and postoperative period and if indicated followed and completed by a geriatric rehabilitation. According to recent studies this approach has proved to be beneficial especially with respect to a reduction of posttraumatic morbidity rates and avoiding loss of function.
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Metadaten
Titel
Geriatric traumatology (e. g. „Alterstraumatologie“) is more than orthogeriatrics—Experiences of a physician in advanced training
verfasst von
G. Dadwal
T. Schulte-Huxel
G. Kolb
Publikationsdatum
16.07.2021
Verlag
Springer Medizin
Erschienen in
Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie / Ausgabe 6/2022
Print ISSN: 0948-6704
Elektronische ISSN: 1435-1269
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00391-021-01935-2

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