1. Definition, risk factors, and epidemiology of osteoporosis
2. Pathogenesis: Molecular mechanisms of osteoporosis
3. Osteoporosis: Biochemical investigations
4. Diagnosis: Radiological investigations
5. Development of a fragility liaison service
6. NICE guidelines for medical treatment of osteoporosis: An update
7. Role of bisphosphonates and denosumab
8. The role of anabolic agents
9. Current and emerging pharmacological agents in the treatment of osteoporosis
10. Monitoring/surveillance of medical treatment
11. Systemic complications of osteoporosis medical treatment
12. Complications of medical treatment: Atypical fractures
13. Biomechanical considerations for fixation of osteoporotic bone
14. The fix and treat principle: An update
15. Principles of management of osteoporotic fractures
16. Can we accelerate the osteoporotic bone fracture healing response?
17. Management of osteoporotic proximal humeral fractures: An overview
18. Distal humerus fractures in the elderly: To fix or to replace?
19. Distal radius osteoporotic features: My preferred method of treatment
20. Management of osteoporotic pelvic fractures
21. Management of osteoporotic acetabular fractures: Fix or replace?
22. Management of osteoporotic proximal intertrochanteric/subtrochanteric femoral fractures
23. Osteoporotic distal femoral fractures: When to fix and how
24. Osteoporotic distal femoral fractures: When to replace and how
25. Osteoporotic long bone fractures: My preferred method of treatment
26. Management of osteoporotic extra-articular proximal tibial fractures
27. Osteoporotic ankle fractures: Principles of treatment
28. Treatment of distal intra-articular/extra-articular tibial fractures
29. Osteoporotic os calcis fractures: How I manage them
30. Current trend in kyphoplasty for osteoporotic vertebral fractures
31. Osteoporotic thoracolumbar fractures: My preferred method of nonoperative treatment
32. Augmentation of fracture fixation: An update
33. Complications of surgical treatment for osteoporotic fractures
34. Total shoulder replacement and osteoporosis: An Update
35. Total hip replacement and osteoporosis: Current trends
36. Total knee replacement and osteoporosis: An overview
37. Rehabilitation of the osteoporotic patient: Is it different?
Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease and is associated with pathological fractures that can lead to significant morbidity. It represents an economic burden to the health care system, directly linked to an ageing population. Guidelines on osteoporosis prevention have been published but these do not provide the required specialised knowledge for the treating physician. This book 'fills the gap' and focuses on the principles of surgical and medical treatment of osteoporosis. It aims to improve education and provide answers based on current evidence, helping doctors follow best practice, improve patient care and outcomes, and minimise the complications of medical and surgical management.
• Peter V. Giannoudis is Professor at the School of Medicine, University of Leeds and Honorary Consultant at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI).
• Thomas A. Einhorn, MD, is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at New York University.