Geriatric Fractures and Osteoporosis

Hosted by Paul M. Lafferty, MD

By 2030, it is projected older adults will total 20% of the U.S. population and those over age 85 will number 9.6 million. With age comes increased risk of disease and disability, including the occurrence of common geriatric syndromes such as falls, geriatric fragility fractures, and malnutrition.

Do you have questions about osteoporosis or geriatric fractures? Are you a caregiver looking for advice? Paul M. Lafferty, M.D., who specializes in reconstructive orthopaedic trauma, will be answering your questions live on cooperhealth.org.

Dr. Lafferty’s commitment to his patients is to decrease the risks associated with osteoporosis or geriatric fractures, enhance quality of life for the geriatric population through the reduction of Geriatric fragility fractures.  He along with other physicians in the Cooper University Hospital health system have created a program to meet these needs of our patients.

Paul Lafferty, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School in Newark, New Jersey. He then completed his residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York, New York.  He is a member of several professional organizations including the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.