Fractures in the Elderly: A Guide to Practical Management (Aging Medicine) 2nd ed
“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)
From the Back Cover
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. –This text refers to the Paperback edition.