Trauma in older people aged over 65 is a rapidly growing field within orthopaedics. Up to two thirds of fractures occur as a result of a fall and about one third of all fractures occur in the over-65 population. The aim of this comprehensive new text is to present the epidemiology and management of all musculoskeletal trauma that occurs in the elderly. The book deals with the assessment and treatment of medical comorbidities, complications, and the role of orthogeriatric care.
The focus of the book is on the practical management of fractures although soft tissue injuries and dislocations are also discussed. Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the field, contributors are drawn from orthopaedics and orthogeriatrics on both sides of the Atlantic. The book is intended for all surgeons and physicians involved in the treatment of trauma in the elderly, and it will be relevant to trainees and as well as experienced practitioners.
Epidemiology of fractures and soft tissue injuries. Age-related changes in the elderly. Preoperative assessment and care of the elderly. The orthogeriatric team approach to the management of the elderly. The management of osteomyelitis. Other orthopaedic complications. Systemic complications. Rehabilitation after fracture. Outcome after fracture. Osteoporosis. Other bone diseases in the elderly. Falls. Open fractures. Polytrauma in the elderly. Multiple fractures. Metastatic fractures. Periprosthetic fractures. Scapula fractures. Clavicle fractures. Proximal humeral fractures. Dislocations around the shoulder. Humeral diaphyseal fractures. Distal humeral fractures. Proximal forearm fractures and elbow dislocations. Radius and ulnar diaphyseal fractures. Distal radius and ulnar fractures. Carpal fractures and dislocations. Metacarpal fractures. Phalangeal fractures and dislocations. Cervical spine fractures. Thoracolumbar and sacral fractures. Pelvic fractures. Acetabular fractures. Intracapsular proximal femoral fractures. Extracapsular proximal femoral fractures. Femoral diaphyseal fractures. Distal femoral fractures. Patellar fractures. Proximal tibial fractures. Tibial diaphyseal fractures. Distal tibial fractures. Ankle fractures. Foot fractures. Soft tissue injuries. Sports injuries in the elderly