Advances in Orthopedics

Hip Fracture Evaluation and Management

Publishing date
01 Aug 2019
Submission deadline
15 Mar 2019

Lead Editor

1University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Toledo, USA

2University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, USA

3University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, USA

Hip Fracture Evaluation and Management


Hip fractures are among the most common orthopedic injuries worldwide, with considerable associated morbidity and high rate of mortality. Encountered by nearly every practicing orthopedic surgeon, optimal management of hip fracture patients is of paramount importance.

The treatment of hip fractures spans a spectrum of management options, broadly categorized into techniques for fixation or arthroplasty. Influencing treatment is fracture pattern as well as baseline functional status of the patient. Decisions regarding management are nuanced and complicated by considerations regarding implant selection, approach, and postoperative rehabilitation. Finally, treatment of postoperative adverse events, including nonunion, requires additional skill sets.

This special issue aims to provide a platform for presentation of new research and developments in the arena of hip fracture evaluation and management.

You are invited to submit your original research articles as well as review articles describing the current state-of-the-art diagnosis and management of hip fractures to be considered for inclusion in this special issue.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Hip fractures relevant anatomy, classifications, and biomechanical fixations
  • Hip fracture findings on diagnostic imaging modalities and implications on management or outcome
  • Preoperative evaluation/optimization for surgery and association of comorbidities with postoperative outcomes
  • Management of medical and surgical postoperative complications
  • Treatment decision-making according to fracture pattern and patient factors
  • Techniques/strategies for fixation, arthroplasty, and implant selection
  • Diagnosis and treatment of nonunion hip fractures
  • Long-term outcomes following hip fracture and factors associated with favorable versus poor long-term outcomes
  • Cost-effective management of hip fractures and effect of health policy on hip fracture management


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2717518
  • - Editorial

HIP Fracture Evaluation and Management

Sumon Nandi | Paul Dougherty | ... | Nabil Ebraheim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2720736
  • - Review Article

Total Hip Arthroplasty for Bilateral Femoral Neck Stress Fracture: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Kevin Moerenhout | Georgios Gkagkalis | ... | Benoit Benoit
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1912762
  • - Review Article

Hip Fracture Nonunions: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Special Considerations in Elderly Patients

Sharon Babcock | James F. Kellam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9793435
  • - Research Article

Predicting Discharge Location among Low-Energy Hip Fracture Patients Using the Score for Trauma Triage in the Geriatric and Middle-Aged (STTGMA)

Sanjit R. Konda | Hesham Saleh | ... | Kenneth A. Egol
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1326701
  • - Review Article

Management of Subtrochanteric Proximal Femur Fractures: A Review of Recent Literature

Christopher Jackson | Mina Tanios | Nabil Ebraheim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4791214
  • - Research Article

Standardised Warfarin Reversal Expedites Time to Theatre for Fractured Neck of Femur Surgery and Improves Mortality Rates: A Matched Cohort Study

Thomas S. Moores | Benjamin D. Chatterton | ... | Phillip J. Roberts
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