Jimmy Carter is reportedly doing well, recovering from surgery for a broken hip sustained after the 94-year-old former president fell at his home. With falls among the top five leading causes of preventable death, context is paramount.
Did you know all falls are not alike, and why that is the case? Or why every rib fracture is not the same? Here are a few factors that influence prognosis.
Why do injuries like this cause significant problems? Because depending on which ribs are broken, organs like the liver, spleen and kidney can be harmed. Let's take a look at the scope of the problem.