The Scientific World Journal

Osteoporotic Hip Fractures: Current Issues and Evolving Concepts of Surgical Management


Publishing date
08 Feb 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
30 Nov 2012

Lead Editor

1Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2Department of Orthopaedics, Affiliated Hospital of NanTong University, NanTong 226001, China

3Cairns Orthopaedic Clinic, St Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia

4Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital Daegu, Daegu 700-721, Republic of Korea


Osteoporotic Hip Fractures: Current Issues and Evolving Concepts of Surgical Management

Description

Osteoporotic hip fracture is the most severe kind of fragility fracture that carries high chances of disability and mortality. Recent advances in surgical treatment have shed new light in the management of these fractures. Nevertheless, the poor bone quality sometimes renders the treatment unsuccessful and there remains a definite complication rate in its treatment. Up till now, there has been a continuous effort in improving the currently used implants and surgical techniques, ranging from joint replacements to various forms of internal fixation. To complicate the issue even more, it was found recently that some fractures are related to the antiosteoporotic medications that the patients take as prophylaxis to osteoporotic fractures. As a result, there is a need for understanding the factors determining successful treatment in order to provide better care to these patients.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles that will enhance development of novel treatment modalities as well as further understanding of the treatment strategies and the evaluation of outcomes. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent advances in surgical techniques including augmentation of fixation
  • Clinical trials offering evidence in the best practice
  • Development of new concepts of fracture fixation and fracture prevention
  • Atypical femoral fractures associated with antiosteoporotic drugs and related treatment

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.tswj.com/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.tswj.com/submit/orthopedics/hip/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 793138
  • - Editorial

Osteoporotic Hip Fractures: Current Issues and Evolving Concepts of Surgical Management

Frankie Leung | Fan Liu | ... | Chang-Wug Oh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 351936
  • - Research Article

A Biomechanical Study Comparing Helical Blade with Screw Design for Sliding Hip Fixations of Unstable Intertrochanteric Fractures

Qiang Luo | Grace Yuen | ... | Frankie Leung
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 805805
  • - Research Article

Proximal Femoral Nail versus Dynamic Hip Screw Fixation for Trochanteric Fractures: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Xiao Huang | Frankie Leung | ... | Xi Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 834825
  • - Clinical Study

Internal Fixation of Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures: A Clinical Comparison of Two Implant Designs

Ran Tao | Yue Lu | ... | Fan Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 830319
  • - Research Article

Investigation of Occult Hip Fractures: The Use of CT and MRI

S. K. Gill | J. Smith | ... | T. J. S. Chesser
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 515197
  • - Review Article

Osteoporotic Hip Fractures: The Burden of Fixation Failure

J. M. Broderick | R. Bruce-Brand | ... | K. J. Mulhall
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 978485
  • - Research Article

Using Three-Dimensional Computational Modeling to Compare the Geometrical Fitness of Two Kinds of Proximal Femoral Intramedullary Nail for Chinese Femur

Sheng Zhang | Kairui Zhang | ... | Bin Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 450148
  • - Clinical Study

Prophylactic Nailing of Incomplete Atypical Femoral Fractures

Chang-Wug Oh | Jong-Keon Oh | ... | Yong-Cheol Yoon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 703783
  • - Clinical Study

The Bristol Hip View: Its Role in the Diagnosis and Surgical Planning and Occult Fracture Diagnosis for Proximal Femoral Fractures

J. Harding | T. J. S. Chesser | M. Bradley
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