Trauma inolder people aged over 65 is a rapidly growing field within orthopaedics. Up totwo thirds of fractures occur as a result of a fall and about one third of allfractures occur in the over-65 population. The aim of this comprehensive newtext is to present the epidemiology and management of all musculoskeletal trauma that occurs in the elderly. The book deals with theassessment and treatment of medical comorbidities,complications, and the role of orthogeriatriccare.
The focus ofthe book is on the practical management of fractures although soft tissueinjuries and dislocations are also discussed. Reflecting the multidisciplinarynature of the field, contributors are drawn from orthopaedics and orthogeriatrics on both sides of the Atlantic.The book is intended for all surgeons and physicians involved in the treatmentof trauma in the elderly, and it will be relevant to trainees and as well asexperienced practitioners.
A unique book thatfocuses on the practical management of musculoskeletal trauma in elderlypatients
Deals with allaspects from diagnosis and assessment through to treatment and potentialcomplications
Edited by a team ofrenowned editors from the UKand USA
Chapters contributedby international expert authors in the emerging field of orthogeriatrics
Accompanying VitalSource ebook allows accessto companion video
Epidemiology of fractures and soft tissue injuries. Age-related changes in the elderly.Preoperative assessment and care of the elderly. The orthogeriatric team approach to the management of theelderly. The management of osteomyelitis.Other orthopaedic complications. Systemiccomplications. Rehabilitation after fracture. Outcome after fracture. Osteoporosis.Other bone diseases in the elderly. Falls.Open fractures. Polytrauma in the elderly. Multiple fractures.Metastatic fractures. Periprosthetic fractures.Scapula fractures. Clavicle fractures. Proximal humeralfractures. Dislocations around the shoulder. Humeral diaphyseal fractures. Distal humeral fractures. Proximal forearm fractures andelbow dislocations. Radius and ulnardiaphyseal fractures. Distalradius and ulnar fractures. Carpal fracturesand dislocations. Metacarpal fractures. Phalangeal fractures and dislocations. Cervical spine fractures. Thoracolumbarand sacral fractures. Pelvic fractures. Acetabularfractures. Intracapsular proximal femoral fractures. Extracapsular proximal femoralfractures. Femoral diaphysealfractures. Distal femoral fractures. Patellarfractures. Proximal tibial fractures.Tibial diaphyseal fractures. Distal tibial fractures. Ankle fractures. Foot fractures. Soft tissue injuries. Sports injuries in the elderly
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