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Case study: behind every fall is a story

In this case study, Dr Abdulmugeet Hassan explains why he spends so much time asking patients how they fell and what were they doing before the fall. 

One rainy evening, it was nearing 8pm and Mr OG wanted to show his gratitude and support for the NHS heroes who were risking their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. Driven only by this motive, he ignored his osteoarthritic hip and struggled with his walking frame to the garden to clap for the NHS heroes. Unfortunately, he lost his balance and fell over in the rain. Unable to stand or weight bear, he had to lie outside until the ambulance crew arrived. With the obvious deformity to his leg, he was taken to hospital with a suspected hip fracture. Every


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