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Fragility Fracture Care and Orthogeriatric Comanagement


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1Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Munich, Germany

2Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

3Klinikum Nuremberg, Nurnberg, Germany


Fragility Fracture Care and Orthogeriatric Comanagement

Description

Fragility fractures are a major problem resulting in high morbidity and mortality in the older population. Over 80% of such injuries are caused by low energy trauma in patients with underlying osteoporosis. The first-year mortality rate of hip fracture ranges from 12% to 36%; only one-third of patients return to their prefracture functional status eventually and one-third require further nursing home care. Globally, 1.6 million osteoporotic hip fractures and 740,000 deaths per year have been reported. Given the worldwide growth of the elderly population and the rising number of osteoporosis patients, the social and economic burden caused by fragility fractures is likely to become enormous. To reduce the occurrence of this preventable injury and its subsequent adverse outcomes, it is of crucial importance to prevent the fractures and improve the treatment results.

We invite authors to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will continue the present efforts to explore the new concepts in the biomechanics, epidemiology, the potential risk factors, the managements, and the prognosis of the fragility fractures.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Incidence, prevalence, biomechanics, or genetics of fragility fractures
  • Prevention of fragility fractures, including new strategies or devices
  • Treatments of the fragility fractures, including preoperative medical care, operative timing, operative methods, the fixation devices, anesthesia, and intraoperative managements
  • The postoperative care, including the medical care, pain control, prevention of deep vein thrombosis, rehabilitation program, nutrition support, and education
  • Managements of the osteoporosis and refracture prevention, including calcium and vitamin D supplement, and antiosteoporotic agents
  • Prognostic factors analyses, including the surgical complications and their managements
  • Survival analyses, excess mortality studies, and so forth

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2056376
  • - Editorial

Fragility Fracture Care and Orthogeriatric Comanagement

Christian Kammerlander | Hitendra K. Doshi | ... | Markus Gosch
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7627216
  • - Clinical Study

Is It Time to Phase Out the Austin Moore Hemiarthroplasty? A Propensity Score Matched Case Control Comparison versus Cemented Hemiarthroplasty

Christian Fang | Rui-Ping Liu | ... | Frankie Leung
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4061539
  • - Clinical Study

Demineralized Bone Matrix Add-On for Acceleration of Bone Healing in Atypical Subtrochanteric Femoral Fracture: A Consecutive Case-Control Study

Noratep Kulachote | Paphon Sa-ngasoongsong | ... | Wiwat Wajanavisit
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4175092
  • - Research Article

Increased Fracture Collapse after Intertrochanteric Fractures Treated by the Dynamic Hip Screw Adversely Affects Walking Ability but Not Survival

Christian Fang | Paata Gudushauri | ... | Frankie Leung
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6047876
  • - Research Article

The Role of a Primary Arthroplasty in the Treatment of Proximal Tibia Fractures in Orthogeriatric Patients

Thomas Haufe | Stefan Förch | ... | Edgar Mayr
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8431213
  • - Research Article

One-Year Outcome of Geriatric Hip-Fracture Patients following Prolonged ICU Treatment

Daphne Eschbach | Christopher Bliemel | ... | Benjamin Buecking
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