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Fractures in the Elderly

A Guide to Practical Management

  • Robert J. Pignolo
  • Jaimo Ahn

Part of the Aging Medicine book series (AGME)

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Abhishek Chandra, Andrew Rosenzweig, Robert J. Pignolo
      Pages 3-37
    3. Russell N. Stitzlein, Kristy L. Weber
      Pages 39-52
    4. Kevin R. Parks, Nicole Osevala, Amy M. Westcott
      Pages 53-64
    5. D. Joshua Mancini, Steve Allen
      Pages 65-78
  3. Perioperative Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Alysa Beth Krain
      Pages 81-100
    3. Lu F. Cai, Jiabin Liu, Nabil Elkassabany
      Pages 113-127
    4. So-Dam Kim, Jung-Hoon Kim
      Pages 129-146
  4. Common Fractures in the Elderly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Nicholas Pulos, Stephanie Thibaudeau, L. Scott Levin
      Pages 149-160
    3. Cody Hillin, J. Stuart Melvin, Karen Boselli, G. Russell Huffman, Samir Mehta, Andrew F. Kuntz
      Pages 161-194
    4. Andrew H. Milby, Ejovi Ughwanogho, Nader M. Hebela, Harvey E. Smith
      Pages 195-206
    5. Nathan A. Wigner, Neil P. Sheth, Jaimo Ahn
      Pages 207-221
    6. John A. Scolaro, John L. Esterhai
      Pages 223-233
    7. Krishna C. Vemulapalli, Joshua C. Rozell, Joshua L. Gary, Derek J. Donegan
      Pages 235-251
    8. Romie Gibly, Daniel Farber, Mara L. Schenker
      Pages 253-263
  5. Rehabilitation, Post-fracture Evaluation, and Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265

About this book


​Newly revised and updated, this book provides geriatricians and orthopedic surgeons with the most vital tools to treat elderly patients who sustain a variety of fractures. The text uniquely encompass the etiologies of fracture in the elderly, perioperative management, the surgical treatment of common fractures in the elderly, as well as rehabilitation and prevention in the older patient. It focuses on the most current data and opinions regarding assessment and management of geriatric conditions that predispose the elderly to fracture, perioperative complications and subsequent functional decline. Unlike any other text, experts in both orthopedics and geriatrics review the content of each chapter for readability and appeal to his/her respective discipline, making this the physician’s ultimate guide to treating elderly patients with injuries.

Fractures in the Elderly, Second Edition is a valuable resource for geriatricians, orthopedic surgeons, physiologists, and rehabilitation specialists.


Bone fragility Fracture prevention Physiology of aging Rehabilitation in the Elderly Risk assessment in the elderly Trauma in the elderly

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert J. Pignolo
    • 1
  • Jaimo Ahn
    • 2
  1. 1.Chair, Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Robert and Arlene Kogod Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Department of MedicineMayo Clinic School of MedicineRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Co-Director, Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Reconstruction, Advisory Dean, Perelman School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

About the editors

Robert J. Pignolo, MD, PhD
Chair, Division of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology
Robert and Arlene Kogod Professor of Geriatric Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN, USA


Jaimo Ahn, MD, PhD, FACS
Advisory Dean and Co-Director, Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Reconstruction
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fractures in the Elderly
  • Book Subtitle A Guide to Practical Management
  • Editors Robert J. Pignolo
    Jaimo Ahn
  • Series Title Aging Medicine
  • Series Abbreviated Title Aging Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2018
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-72226-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-10172-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-72228-3
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XI, 315
  • Number of Illustrations 40 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geriatrics/Gerontology
    General Practice / Family Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


“This well-written and constructed book provides a practical and comprehensive overview of fractures in the geriatric population. … The audience includes residents and practitioners in the fields of geriatric medicine and orthopedic surgery who treat the elderly. … This is an important addition to the medical library that serves practitioners … .” (Samuel J. Chmell, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2018)