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Fragility Fractures of the Pelvis

  • Pol Maria Rommens
  • Alexander Hofmann


  • Essential resource for physicians diagnosing and treating pelvic fractures in the elderly

  • First key reference to exclusively focus on fragility fractures of the pelvis

  • Illustrations offering step-by-step guidance on surgical techniques


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Matthew P. Sullivan, Jaimo Ahn
      Pages 3-8
    3. Pol Maria Rommens, Alexander Hofmann
      Pages 9-22
    4. Daniel Wagner, Lukas Kamer, Pol Maria Rommens
      Pages 23-33
    5. Daniel Wagner, Lukas Kamer, Pol Maria Rommens
      Pages 35-42
  3. Clinical and Radiological Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Christian Fang, Tak-Man Wong, Tak-Wing Lau, Frankie Leung
      Pages 45-54
    3. Karl-Friedrich Kreitner
      Pages 55-65
  4. Classification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Pol Maria Rommens, Alexander Hofmann
      Pages 69-80
  5. Treatment of Fragility Fractures of the Pelvis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Toru Sato, Naofumi Shiota, Takeshi Sawaguchi
      Pages 83-95
    3. Peter V. Giannoudis, Dionysios Giannoulis
      Pages 97-104
    4. Johannes D. Bastian, Marius J. B. Keel
      Pages 105-117
  6. Stabilization Techniques for the Posterior Pelvic Ring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Pol Maria Rommens, Daniel Wagner, Alexander Hofmann
      Pages 121-137
    3. Michael Raschke, Thomas Fuchs
      Pages 139-144
    4. Alexander Hofmann, Pol Maria Rommens
      Pages 145-156
    5. Thomas Hockertz
      Pages 157-164

About this book


Thanks to an increasing life expectancy of our populations the number of elderly persons is steadily growing and will continue to do so. Among these, the rate of persons with illnesses and degenerative diseases is significant. The prevalence of osteoporosis is especially high in elderly women and leads to typical fracture patterns. Hip fractures, proximal humerus fractures, distal radius fractures and fractures of the vertebral column are the most common. In the last decade, we are confronted with a sharp increase of fragility fractures of the pelvis.

Until now, there is no consensus on how to identify and classify these lesions and there are no guidelines for treatment and after treatment. In particular, there is no common view on which patients need an operative treatment and which technique of osteosynthesis should be used.

This book fills the gap in available literature and gives a state of the art guide to the treatment of fragility fractures of the pelvis. With the sharp increase of these fractures and the lacking consensus, Fragility Fractures of the Pelvis will become indispensable for the physicians who take care of elderly patients with this pathology. Written by a team of expert opinion leaders, the aim of this book is to contribute to the scientific discussion in this area and to help provide the optimal care for these patients.


Classification Fixation Fragility fractures Operative Outcome Pelvis Treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Pol Maria Rommens
    • 1
  • Alexander Hofmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyUniversity Medical Centre, Johannes Gutenberg-UniversityMainzGermany
  2. 2.Department of Traumatology and OrthopaedicsWestpfalz-Clinics KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

About the editors

Professor Pol M. Rommens and Professor Alexander Hofmann are well-known and respected pelvic and acetabular surgeons. They have published numerous papers on the treatment and outcome of pelvic fractures, and developed a comprehensive classification of fragility fractures of the pelvis, combined with recommendations for treatment.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fragility Fractures of the Pelvis
  • Editors Pol Maria Rommens
    Alexander Hofmann
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-66570-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88275-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-66572-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 323
  • Number of Illustrations 108 b/w illustrations, 86 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Orthopedics
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