Joint Replacement Center | Geriatric Fracture Program

Joint Replacement Center

Geriatric Fracture Program

The Geriatric Fracture center at Trinity is a program that is dedicated to providing timely, quality care to elderly patients who suffer fragility fractures. We have an interdisciplinary team that is trained to manage the elderly population. We have established protocols to ensure best possible inpatient experience.

Geriatric fracture patients receive priority evaluation and may be fast tracked through our emergency department. Many patients from partnering nursing homes and assisted living facilities may bypass the emergency department and be admitted directly to the Geriatric Fracture Center floor.

Our surgeons use the newest techniques and most advanced implants available allowing us to:

  • Reduce the chances that a fracture repair will fail.
  • Get patients mobile more quickly
  • Nurses, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, nutritionists, and other members of the care team are specially trained to work with older adults.

Benefits of the geriatric fracture program

Shorten time to surgery

  • 6 to 24 hours to surgery improves outcomes

Optimal Care

  • Better patient outcomes
  • Shorter length of stay
  • Decreased complications
  • Rapid and improved care = faster recovery and less pain
  • Improved chance to regain pre-injury status

Discharge Planning

  • Starts on admission
  • A short stay at the rehabilitation facility or skilled nursing facility may be needed if patients are unable to independently return home after hospital stay.
  • Discharge from the hospital when medically stable (usually day 3 or 4)

 Providers in this field:
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Louba Bouzou PA-C

Louba Bouzou, PA-C, a certified physician assistant, is part of Trinity Health's team of provide --More--

Desiree Desjardins FNP-C

Desiree Desjardins has been a member of Orthopedic Associates since June 2010. She is board certifie --More--

Ravindra Joshi MD

Ravindra Joshi, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who has served the needs of patients in northwestern Nor --More--

Alexandre Kindy MD

Board certified in Orthopedic Medicine, Dr. Alexandre Kindy has been a member of Orthopedic Associat --More--

Paul MacLeod MD, FAAOS

Dr. Paul MacLeod is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery with 25 years of experience caring for peo --More--

Dawn Mattern MD

Dr. Mattern is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. She sees active patients and --More--

Amber Rice DNP-C

Amber Rice joined Orthopedic Associates in 2015 and is a board certified Nurse Practitioner in Adult --More--

EDexter Scott MD

Dr. Scott is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery with over 30 years of experience caring for peopl --More--

David Uthus MD

Dr. Uthus is board certified with over 30 years of orthopedic surgery experience. He received his me --More--

Donna Verhasselt PA-C

Donna Verhasselt is a certified physician assistant (PA-C) who has been with Trinity Health since 20 --More--