Arizona Balance Brace

Avoiding Falls

Falls are the leading cause of injury leading to death among older adult1. Fall-related hip fractures account for approximately 25% of injuries leading to death among those over age 65, and 34% among those 85 or older2. Fall related injuries occur more commonly than strokes and are the most preventable cause of nursing home placement3.


Clinical Indications

  • Ankle instability
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Ankle osteoarthritis
  • Mild foot drop
  • Vestibular disease
  • History of fall or near fall
  • Walking difficulty

MBB Resources



1. Stevens JA, Corso PS, Finkelstein EA, Miller TR. The costs of fatal and nonfatal falls among older adults. Injury Prevention 2006b;12:290–5.
2. Peek-Asa C, Zwerling C. Role of environmental interventions in injury control and prevention. Epidemiol Rev. 25:77-89, 2003.
3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Incidence and costs to Medicare of fractures among Medicare beneficiaries aged > 65 years—United States, July 1991–June 1992.

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