Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Fractures in the Older Patient

Indications and Current Techniques

  • Joseph Borrelli Jr.
  • Jeffrey O. Anglen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Incidence and Burden of Older Patients with Fractures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Terri A. Zachos, Daniela Sanchez Morales, Michael Suk, Daniel S. Horwitz
      Pages 19-30
  3. Upper Extremity Fractures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Samuel R. Vollans, David Limb
      Pages 53-67
    3. Chaitanya S. Mudgal, James T. Monica, Jyoti Sharma
      Pages 69-79
    4. Nathan T. Morrell, Arnold-Peter C. Weiss
      Pages 81-90
    5. Shushan Jacob
      Pages 91-126
  4. Lower Extremity Fractures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. John D. Adams Jr., Brett D. Crist
      Pages 165-181
    3. John C. Weinlein, Marcus C. Ford, Robert K. Heck
      Pages 183-198
    4. Dolfi Herscovici Jr., Julia M. Scaduto
      Pages 199-215
  5. Arthroplasty for Periarticular Nonunions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Matthew R. Patrick, Thomas W. Wright, Joseph J. King, Bradley S. Schoch
      Pages 219-241
    3. Davide Aliani, Francesco Pogliacomi
      Pages 243-259
    4. Adam Sassoon, Jeff Petrie, George J. Haidukewych
      Pages 261-272
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 273-280

About this book


Focusing exclusively on the older patient with poor bone quality, this unique book presents the indications, contraindications and common techniques – as well as the risks, benefits and outcomes – for utilizing arthroplasty for the treatment of fractures in this population, sensibly divided into four thematic sections. The incidence and burden of fragility fractures is presented in part one, with considerations of the influences of osteoporosis on both treatment and healing. The subsequent three sections cover upper extremity fractures, lower extremity fractures, and peri-articular nonunions, respectively. However, far from providing a simple “how-to” for the techniques discussed, the relevant current literature is presented as well as the common techniques employed in fracture management, allowing the reader to select the best approach for the specific patient presentation. In addition, chapters are included here that cover degenerative joint conditions not typically treated with total joint replacement.

The treatment of fragility fractures is constantly evolving, and the aging population is consistently expanding, creating a strong need for clinicians who have experience with and exposure to the use of arthroplasty techniques as an option in their successful treatment. Written and edited by leaders in the field, Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Fractures in the Older Patient is an invaluable resource for orthopedic surgeons, residents and support staff who see and treat these increasingly common injuries.


Acetabular fracture Degenerative condition Femoral neck fracture Intra-articular fracture Locking plates Lower extremity fracture Nonunion Older patient Open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) Osteoarthritis Osteoporosis Peri-articular fracture Post-traumatic arthritis Proximal humerus fracture Total joint arthroplasty Upper extremity fracture

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph Borrelli Jr.
    • 1
  • Jeffrey O. Anglen
    • 2
  1. 1.BayCare Health SystemLutzUSA
  2. 2.Hughston ClinicIndianapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-94201-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-94202-5
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