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Proximal Femur Fractures

An Evidence-Based Approach to Evaluation and Management

  • Kenneth A. Egol
  • Philipp Leucht

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sanjit R. Konda
    Pages 1-7
  3. Lorenz Büchler, Moritz Tannast, Klaus A. Siebenrock, Joseph M. Schwab
    Pages 9-15
  4. Roy Davidovitch, Abhishek Ganta
    Pages 17-23
  5. Axel Ekkernkamp, Dirk Stengel, Michael Wich
    Pages 25-45
  6. Ewan B. Goudie, Andrew D. Duckworth, Timothy O. White
    Pages 47-58
  7. Christian Macke, Christian Krettek
    Pages 59-76
  8. Frank A. Liporace, Nirmal Tejwani
    Pages 77-84
  9. Benedikt J. Braun, Jörg H. Holstein, Tim Pohlemann
    Pages 85-100
  10. Kenneth J. Koval, Nima Rezaie, Richard S. Yoon
    Pages 101-112
  11. Kenneth A. Egol, Jordan Gales
    Pages 113-128
  12. Julius A. Bishop, John Buza, Philipp Leucht
    Pages 129-139
  13. Vikramjit Mukherjee, Ezra Dweck
    Pages 141-149
  14. Nathan Kaplan, Stephen L. Kates
    Pages 151-181
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 183-188

About this book


This timely resource organizes and presents the most up-to-date, evidence-based information on the evaluation and management of all aspects of proximal femur fractures, divided into three succinct sections. Part I discusses basic principles, including anatomy, biomechanics and surgical approaches to the proximal femur. Detailed chapters focusing on individual fracture locations and types comprise part II, such as femoral head and neck fractures, intertrochanteric and subtrochanteric fractures, and nonunions. Optimal perioperative medical management and quality and safety concerns are presented in part III. Each chapter includes a section on evidence-based considerations, and authors present their preferred methods of treatment as well as case examples, where applicable.

Providing a quick review of the newest evidence, but also allowing for an in-depth review of the details associated with specific fracture types around the hip, Proximal Femur Fractures provides the orthopedic and trauma surgeon with essential information when preparing for any particular proximal femur fracture procedure.


Femoral head fracture Femoral neck fracture Femoral shaft fracture Hemiarthroplasty Hip arthroplasty Hip biomechanics Intertrochanteric femur fracture Intramedullary nails Ipsilateral femoral head fracture Ipsilateral femoral neck fracture Open reduction Proximal femur fracture Proximal femur nonunion Sliding screws and plates Subtrochanteric fracture

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenneth A. Egol
    • 1
  • Philipp Leucht
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

About the editors

Kenneth A. Egol, MD, Professor and Vice-Chair of Education, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

Philipp Leucht, MD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Cell Biology, New York University School of Medicine, Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Proximal Femur Fractures
  • Book Subtitle An Evidence-Based Approach to Evaluation and Management
  • Editors Kenneth A. Egol
    Philipp Leucht
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-64902-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87898-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-64904-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 188
  • Number of Illustrations 46 b/w illustrations, 55 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Orthopedics
    Sports Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“This short book – a mere 188 pages – essentially provides everything the surgeon needs to know, including: anatomy, biomechanics and approaches; fractures in the young and in the elderly; anatomical locations … nonunions; medical management; and quality and safety.” (Jason Brockwell, The Bone & Joint Journal, Issue 08, 2018)