Prevention of falls and fall-related fractures through biomechanics

Stephen N. Robinovitch, Elizabeth T. Hsiao, Reuben Sandler, Jeff Cortez, Qi Liu, Guy D. Paiement

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Falls and fall-related injuries are a major health problem for elderly people. Biomechanical studies provide important insight into the cause of such events and reveal new techniques for presenting them. The topics reviewed in this article include balance recovery, safe landing responses, impact forces during falls, and fracture prevention through exercise programs, hip pads, and energy-absorbing floors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-79
Number of pages6
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Aging
  • Balance
  • Hip fracture
  • Injury prevention
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Postural control
  • Wrist fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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