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Fractures in the Elderly

A Guide to Practical Management

  • Robert J. Pignolo
  • Mary Ann Keenan
  • Nader M. Hebela
  • Practical and comprehensive overview of fractures in the elderly

  • Designed for wide range of physicians, fellows, and residents

  • Provide all the necessary information and most current data and opinions regarding the treatment of elderly patients who sustain a variety of fractures


Part of the Aging Medicine book series (AGME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The Aging of Bone and Etiologies of Fractures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrew Rosenzweig, Robert J. Pignolo
      Pages 3-42
    3. Jesse T. Torbert, Richard D. Lackman
      Pages 43-53
    4. Amy M. Corcoran, Bruce Kinosian
      Pages 55-68
  3. Perioperative Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Joan Weinryb
      Pages 71-86
    3. Kathleen Walsh, John Bruza
      Pages 87-100
    4. Jonathan R. Gavrin
      Pages 115-143
    5. Jung-Hoon Kim
      Pages 145-168
  4. Common Fractures in the Elderly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Laura C. Wiegand, Atul F. Kamath, Nick D. Pappas, David J. Bozentka
      Pages 171-185
    3. J. Stuart Melvin, Karen Boselli, G. Russell Huffman
      Pages 187-223
    4. Ejovi Ughwanogho, Nader M. Hebela
      Pages 225-237
    5. Andrew F. Kuntz, Albert O. Gee, Jaimo Ahn, Samir Mehta
      Pages 239-256
    6. Jesse T. Torbert, John L. Esterhai
      Pages 257-268
    7. John Alan Scolaro, Gwo-Chin Lee
      Pages 269-282
  5. Rehabilitation, Post-fracture Evaluation, and Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Keith Baldwin, Derek J. Donegan, Mary Ann Keenan
      Pages 285-307

About this book


Fractures in the Elderly: A Guide to Practical Management provides geriatricians and other medical specialists who provide care for older adults with the vital guidance and most current data and opinions regarding the treatment of elderly patients who sustain a variety of fractures. It also provides orthopedic surgeons with the necessary information and most current data and opinions regarding assessment and management of geriatric conditions that predispose the elderly to fracture, perioperative complications and subsequent functional decline. Each chapter is both readable and appealing not only to geriatricians and orthopedic surgeons but to all clinicians that have contact with elderly patients who have sustained or are at high risk of sustaining a fracture. Emphasis is placed on the fact that although in some cases pre- and post-operative care in elderly fracture patient may proceed as it does in younger individuals, often there are considerations owing to functional status, pre-existing conditions, and age-related physiological declines that require specialized knowledge and alternative approaches. Developed by a group of renowned experts, Fractures in the Elderly: A Guide to Practical Management is a major addition to the literature and provides a wealth of specialized knowledge and approaches to care. It is an essential reference for all clinicians who care for older adults as well as fellows and residents in training.

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert J. Pignolo
    • 1
  • Mary Ann Keenan
    • 2
  • Nader M. Hebela
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Medicine, Ralston-Penn Clinic for Osteoporosis &University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3., Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fractures in the Elderly
  • Book Subtitle A Guide to Practical Management
  • Editors Robert J. Pignolo
    Mary Ann Keenan
    Nader M Hebela
  • Series Title Aging Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-60327-466-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61779-718-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-60327-467-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 335
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geriatrics/Gerontology
    Internal Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

“This multiauthored book on fractures in older persons is part of the series Aging Medicine. … audience is practitioners, but advanced trainees in these areas also will find this book of use. The authors are all experts in these areas. … This is a very good book with a well-organized flow. … Persons looking for useful areas of research in fractures and the management of persons sustaining fractures would benefit from reading this book. The contribution of a wide range of specialists enhances its usefulness.” (David O. Staats, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2011)

“This timely book aims to provide up-to-date information on the prevention of fractures in the elderly as well as current best management practices for dealing with fractures once they have occurred. … The discussions of current surgical techniques are … concise and clearly presented for both the surgical and the nonsurgical reader. … a readable, concise guide for clinicians whose task is to prevent or to treat fractures in elderly persons. … should be a useful reference for geriatricians, orthopedists, anesthesiologists, and primary care physicians.” (David A. Ontjes, Journal of the American Medical Association, July, 2011)