Each year, one out of three Americans over age 65 falls.

Falls are the leading cause of injury to seniors in the United States.

Fortunately, there are many things seniors can do to help prevent falls, and maintain health and independence.

Download our Falls Awareness and Prevention Guide

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has developed guidelines to help seniors prevent falls. Find out about these and other fall-related facts in the Prevention & Safety section of orthoinfo.org.

Guidelines for Preventing Falls

Ladder Safety Guide

Getting Up from a Fall

Go to orthoinfo.org to learn about a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions - as well as information on health, fitness, and injury prevention.

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In these radio announcements, learn about the dangers of falling and the importance of making your home safe.

The AAOS is committed to helping people prevent injuries and stay healthy. That's what our Public Service Announcement Program is all about.

Learn more about the Academy's public service activities in the News Bureau or at publicRelations@aaos.org