Is it osteoporosis or elder abuse?

By Avery E. Michienzi and Julie A. Switzer, MD

The role of the orthopaedist in identifying elder abuse

Child abuse and domestic or intimate partner violence are the focus of public awareness campaigns and are treated with passion and seriousness. Unfortunately, elder abuse, which is a prominent concern among the rapidly aging population of the United States, is not handled with the same sense of urgency.

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