• Paolo Falaschi
  • David R. Marsh

Part of the Practical Issues in Geriatrics book series (PIG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Nicola Veronese, Stefania Maggi
    Pages 19-30
  3. Paolo Falaschi, Stefania Giordano
    Pages 31-45
  4. Finbarr C. Martin
    Pages 47-61
  5. Helen Wilson
    Pages 63-79
  6. Henrik Palm
    Pages 81-96
  7. Stuart M. White
    Pages 97-110
  8. Giulio Pioli, Chiara Bendini, Paolo Pignedoli
    Pages 111-129
  9. Karen Hertz, Julie Santy-Tomlinson
    Pages 131-144
  10. Suzanne Dyer, Joanna Diong, Maria Crotty, Catherine Sherrington
    Pages 145-163
  11. C. Cooper, M. C. Schneider, M. K. Javaid, K. Åkesson, B. Dawson-Hughes, R. Rizzoli et al.
    Pages 171-184
  12. Paolo Falaschi, Stefano Eleuteri
    Pages 201-211

About this book


This book focuses on orthogeriatrics, a topic that has received little attention in the literature to date. As active members of the Fragility Fracture Network (FFN), the editors and most of the authors of this book have gathered all essential expertise on hip fracture management in a single volume. The 14 chapters provide a complete overview of how to approach fractures in elderly patients, starting with the epidemiology of hip fractures and subsequently addressing osteoporosis, surgery, anesthesia, medical management of frailty, and peri-operative complications. Attention is also given to rehabilitation and nursing, as well as to the psychological evaluation of the patient and the caregivers, thus emphasizing the importance of a multidisciplinary approach.

Thanks to its clinical and practice-oriented nature, the book will especially be of interest to residents and young geriatricians, as well as orthopaedic surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses dealing with elderly fracture patients in all parts of the world.


Hip Fracture Osteoporosis Fragility fracture Elderly Rehabilitation Peri-operative complications Comorbidities Frailty Falls

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Falaschi
    • 1
  • David R. Marsh
    • 2
  1. 1.Sant’Andrea HospitalSapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.University College London LondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43248-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43249-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2509-6060
  • Series Online ISSN 2509-6079
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