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REVIEW ARTICLE

Imbalance and Falls in Elderly: Review of Literature

Yogendra Singh Chauhan

Citation Information : Chauhan YS. Imbalance and Falls in Elderly: Review of Literature. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2014; 6 (1):7-9.

DOI: 10.5005/aijoc-6-1-7

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The purpose of review is to emphasize on the causes and assessment of elderly with imbalance and fall. Rising elderly population in future leading to increase in falls episode and associated injury will bring neurologists, otolaryngologists, cardiologists, psychiatrists, orthopedicians and occupational therapists under one umbrella for the management of elderly with balance disorder. This will increase in interspeciality mutualism and understanding ultimately leading to achieve goal to help our elderly to have better life.


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