Fractures in the Elderly

A Guide to Practical Management

  • Robert J. Pignolo
  • Jaimo Ahn

Part of the Aging Medicine book series (AGME)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Aging of Bone and Etiologies of Fractures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Abhishek Chandra, Andrew Rosenzweig, Robert J. Pignolo
      Pages 3-37
    3. Russell N. Stitzlein, Kristy L. Weber
      Pages 39-52
    4. Kevin R. Parks, Nicole Osevala, Amy M. Westcott
      Pages 53-64
    5. D. Joshua Mancini, Steve Allen
      Pages 65-78
  3. Perioperative Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Alysa Beth Krain
      Pages 81-100
    3. Lu F. Cai, Jiabin Liu, Nabil Elkassabany
      Pages 113-127
    4. So-Dam Kim, Jung-Hoon Kim
      Pages 129-146
  4. Common Fractures in the Elderly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Nicholas Pulos, Stephanie Thibaudeau, L. Scott Levin
      Pages 149-160
    3. Cody Hillin, J. Stuart Melvin, Karen Boselli, G. Russell Huffman, Samir Mehta, Andrew F. Kuntz
      Pages 161-194
    4. Andrew H. Milby, Ejovi Ughwanogho, Nader M. Hebela, Harvey E. Smith
      Pages 195-206
    5. Nathan A. Wigner, Neil P. Sheth, Jaimo Ahn
      Pages 207-221
    6. John A. Scolaro, John L. Esterhai
      Pages 223-233
    7. Krishna C. Vemulapalli, Joshua C. Rozell, Joshua L. Gary, Derek J. Donegan
      Pages 235-251
    8. Romie Gibly, Daniel Farber, Mara L. Schenker
      Pages 253-263
  5. Rehabilitation, Post-fracture Evaluation, and Prevention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Keith Baldwin, Derek J. Donegan, Mary Ann Keenan
      Pages 267-284
    3. Robert J. Pignolo, Mona Al Mukaddam
      Pages 285-301
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 303-315

About this book


​Newly revised and updated, this book provides geriatricians and orthopedic surgeons with the most vital tools to treat elderly patients who sustain a variety of fractures. The text uniquely encompass the etiologies of fracture in the elderly, perioperative management, the surgical treatment of common fractures in the elderly, as well as rehabilitation and prevention in the older patient. It focuses on the most current data and opinions regarding assessment and management of geriatric conditions that predispose the elderly to fracture, perioperative complications and subsequent functional decline. Unlike any other text, experts in both orthopedics and geriatrics review the content of each chapter for readability and appeal to his/her respective discipline, making this the physician’s ultimate guide to treating elderly patients with injuries.

Fractures in the Elderly, Second Edition is a valuable resource for geriatricians, orthopedic surgeons, physiologists, and rehabilitation specialists.


Bone fragility Fracture prevention Physiology of aging Rehabilitation in the Elderly Risk assessment in the elderly Trauma in the elderly

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert J. Pignolo
    • 1
  • Jaimo Ahn
    • 2
  1. 1.Chair, Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Robert and Arlene Kogod Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Department of MedicineMayo Clinic School of MedicineRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Co-Director, Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Reconstruction, Advisory Dean, Perelman School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2018
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72226-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72228-3
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