1 The multidisciplinary approach to fragility fractures around the world
2 Epidemiology of hip fracture and social costs
3 Osteoporosis in the elderly patient
4 Frailty, sarcopenia, falls and fractures
5 Establishing an Orthogeriatric service
6 Multi Professional Team: Coordination and Communication
7 Hip Fracture in the Emergency Room
8 Pre-Operative Management
9 Hip Fracture: The Choice of Surgery
10 Orthogeriatric anaesthesia
11 Post-operative management
12 The role of nursing
13 RehabilitationFollowing Hip Fracture
14 Fracture Risk Assessment and how to implement a Fracture Liaison Service
15 Current and Emerging Treatment of Osteoporosis
16 How can we prevent falls?
17 The importance of Hip Fracture Audit
18 The Psychological Health of Patients and their Caregivers.
This new open access edition supported by the Fragility Fracture Network aims at giving the widest possible dissemination on fragility fracture (especially hip fracture) management and notably in countries where this expertise is sorely needed. It has been extensively revised and updated by the experts of this network to provide a unique and reliable content in one single volume. Throughout the book, attention is given to the difficult question of how to provide best practice in countries where the discipline of geriatric medicine is not well established and resources for secondary prevention are scarce. The revised and updated chapters on the epidemiology of hip fractures, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, surgery, anaesthesia, medical management of frailty, peri-operative complications, rehabilitation and nursing are supplemented by six new chapters. These include an overview ofthe multidisciplinary approach to fragility fractures and new contributions on pre-hospital care, treatment in the emergency room, falls prevention, nutrition and systems for audit. The reader will have an exhaustive overview and will gain essential, practical knowledge on how best to manage fractures in elderly patients and how to develop clinical systems that do so reliably.
• Presents a new topic of growing worldwide interest
• Collects in one book all essential expertise on hip fracture management
• Written by respected experts in the field
• Explains how to implement the principles of orthogeriatric co-management in settings where geriatric medicine as a discipline is not well-established
• open access