Falling can be a Serious Problem for the Elderly

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Likit Rugpolmuang
Charuwan Akewanlop
Suchart Benjarassamerote
Pornchai O-chareanrat
Pavanee Mahasitiwat
Apichat Asavamongkolkul


We present the role of a multidisciplinary approach for the patient with a pathological fracture of the femur. A 56-year-old female complained of pain in the right hip from falling at home. After that she was sent for treatment without knowing her breast mass. For final diagnosis and treatment, the case was brought for discussion and made an appropriate treatment was made for her by the members of tumor board. With a multidisciplinary approach we saved not only her life but also the function of her leg.


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Rugpolmuang, L. ., Akewanlop, C. ., Benjarassamerote, S. ., O-chareanrat, P., Mahasitiwat, P. ., & Asavamongkolkul, A. (2006). Falling can be a Serious Problem for the Elderly. Siriraj Medical Journal, 58(7), 916–921. Retrieved from https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/sirirajmedj/article/view/245855
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