Fractures in the Elderly

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Kenneth J. Koval, Joseph David Zuckerman
Lippicott-Raven, 1998 - Medical - 295 pages
This volume offers practical guidance on the management of fractures in elderly patients. The first part of the book addresses general issues such as epidemiology of fractures in the elderly, metabolic bone disease, principles and aims of fracture management, outcome assessment, preoperative medical evaluation, anaesthesia, postoperative complications, rehabilitation in the elderly, and management of multiply-injured patients. The second part covers fractures in specific anatomic regions. The work concludes with a discussion of the treatment of pathological fracturesm non-union and malunion, and osteomyelitis.

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Contents

Metabolic Bone Disease
11
Principles and Aims of Fracture Management
23
Outcome Assessment
29
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