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Interventions to Prevent Falls and Fractures in Community-Dwelling Older Adults.

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Name: American family physician
ISSN: 1532-0650
Pages: 253-255

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Fractures of the short, constricted portion of the thigh bone between the femur head and the trochanters. It excludes intertrochanteric fractures which are HIP FRACTURES.

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