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Musculoskeletal Trauma in the Elderly by Charles Court-Brown, Margaret McQueen, Marc F. Swiontkowski,

By Charles Court-Brown, Margaret McQueen, Marc F. Swiontkowski, David Ring, Susan M. Friedman, Andrew David Duckworth

Trauma in older humans elderly over sixty five is a speedily turning out to be box inside of orthopaedics. as much as thirds of fractures ensue because of a fall and approximately one 3rd of all fractures ensue within the over-65 inhabitants. the purpose of this accomplished new textual content is to give the epidemiology and administration of all musculoskeletal trauma that happens within the aged. The ebook bargains with the evaluation and therapy of clinical comorbidities, issues, and the position of orthogeriatric care.

The concentration of the publication is at the useful administration of fractures even though gentle tissue accidents and dislocations also are mentioned. Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the sector, individuals are drawn from orthopaedics and orthogeriatrics on either side of the Atlantic. The booklet is meant for all surgeons and physicians interested by the therapy of trauma within the aged, and it'll be suitable to trainees and in addition to skilled practitioners.

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Musculoskeletal Trauma in the Elderly

Trauma in older humans elderly over sixty five is a quickly growing to be box inside of orthopaedics. as much as thirds of fractures ensue because of a fall and approximately one 3rd of all fractures ensue within the over-65 inhabitants. the purpose of this accomplished new textual content is to give the epidemiology and administration of all musculoskeletal trauma that happens within the aged.

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7 These latter skeletons revealed healed rib and vertebral fractures, particularly in women with a lower femoral neck bone mineral density. There were no femoral neck fractures, probably due to the limited life expectancy in the Middle Ages. 8 He found that fractures were commonly seen in patients between 25 and 60 years of age and recorded that there were very few fractures in patients >60 years of age, but he noted that there were very few people of that age in the population. He did observe that diaphyseal fractures tended to occur in adulthood, whereas intra-articular fractures occurred in the elderly.

6 indicates that there is a low prevalence of open fractures in older patients, the incidence rises with age. The fracture distribution curves for open fractures are very different to those for closed fractures. 3 shows the fracture distribution curves for open fractures in all age groups in males and females. 7/105/year. 2/105/year. 3/105/year. 6/105/year in the 蠅90-year-old group. 3 The fracture distribution curves for open fractures. (From Court-Brown CM, et al. 8. These tables show that the incidence of many open fractures is similar in males and females, the major differences being the higher incidence of open distal radial and ankle fractures in females and a higher incidence of open finger phalangeal fractures in males.

For organizations that have been granted a photocopy license by the CCC, a separate system of payment has been arranged. Trademark Notice: Product or corporate names may be trademarks or registered trademarks, and are used only for identification and explanation without intent to infringe. com Contents Preface Contributors 1ŠŠŠŠŠEpidemiology of fractures in the elderly Charles M. Court-Brown and Kate E. Bugler 2ŠŠŠŠŠAge-related changes in the elderly Katrin Singler and Cornel Christian Sieber 3ŠŠŠŠŠPreoperative assessment and care ofŠtheŠelderly Joseph A.

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