Multi-element strategy for fracture preventure in elderly patients
The idea is to adopt and adapt concepts that are already exist in dealing with fracture treatment and post-treatment prevention in elderly population
The process should start with a thorough and fast diagnostic of the nature of the fracture by means of fast 3D imaging. Second, a device should be manufactured using 3D printing. If there is the need of a cast, this should be replaced with a brace or exoskeleton customized for the patient and the nature of their fracture and rehabilitation. If an implant is needed, then the bioresorbabe and drug eluting material part should be used. For a complete medication schedule compliance, the device itself should elute medication or a transdermal drug delivery patch should be used.
Using this combination of technologies will allow for a fast, affordable, and comfortable recovery and ensure prevention of future fractures.