Fall prevention, inclusion or fall prophylaxis are no longer special topics for a few insiders, but are gaining more and more public attention. This is probably due to the fact that the number of falls from heights continues to rise - with consequences not only for those affected and their families, but also for the economy as a whole. Therefore, a corresponding anti-slip coating is recommended by more and more doctors.
Falls are a big topic, especially in old age. One third of the population over the age of 65 falls once a year, which is a current guideline. With every additional decade of life per ten years, ten percent are added.
In the TV show "praxis gesundheit", various physicians and experts discussed the problem. Doctors in particular are not only aware of the triggers, but also of the consequences of falling accidents. They regularly deal with those affected and their relatives. A fall in old age is a big problem and often associated with injuries. Every fifth fall leads to a problem worth treating and every tenth fall leads to a fracture.