Why is Grandpa Falling?

A seemingly simple stumble provides clues to serious injury.

By Tony Dajer|Tuesday, August 01, 2006
RELATED TAGS: MENTAL HEALTH
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"Grandpa fell on knee. Two days before. Pain," the young woman said. Her wizened grandfather dozed on a stretcher."How are you, sir?" I inquired softly.In loud Cantonese, the granddaughter repeated the question. She smiled apologetically. "No hear good."His eyes fluttered open. When I palmed his right knee, he winced. The joint was swollen, the kneecap scuffed, but he didn't complain when I bent his knee. With the help of an interpreter, I learned that he tripped on his way to the bathroom two d...
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