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Hip Fracture Evaluation and Management

Call for Papers

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

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 25 May 2018
Publication DateOctober 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Nabil Ebraheim, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Toledo, USA

Guest Editors

  • Sumon Nandi, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Toledo, USA
  • Paul Dougherty, University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, USA
  • Gary Gruen, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, USA