Osteoporotic Ankle Fractures

Oct 6, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Osteoporotic Ankle Fractures

Ankle fractures are one of the most common injuries in the elderly and their incidence is anticipated to increase over the next 20 years. Appropriate management of ankle fractures in…

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Osteoporotic Pelvic Ring Injuries

Oct 6, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Osteoporotic Pelvic Ring Injuries

As with most fractures associated with osteoporosis, the incidence of pelvic ring injuries in this population of patients is rising rapidly. Osteoporotic pelvic ring injuries are exceedingly different in their…

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Hip Fracture Protocols

Oct 6, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Hip Fracture Protocols

Early surgical intervention is thought to reduce in-hospital morbidity and mortality as well as short-term mortality rates for elderly patients with hip fractures. However, hip fractures are also thought to…

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The Osteoporotic Acetabular Fracture

Oct 6, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on The Osteoporotic Acetabular Fracture

Fractures of the acetabulum are some of the most challenging fractures that face orthopedic surgeons. In geriatric patients, these challenges are enhanced by the complexity of fracture patterns, the poor…

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Cognitive Dysfunction in Hip Fracture Patients

Oct 6, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Cognitive Dysfunction in Hip Fracture Patients

Hip fractures represent a widespread morbidity among the geriatric population. In North America, more than 320,000 hip fractures are sustained annually, a number that is expected to increase dramatically as…

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Bisphosphonate Therapy and Atypical Fractures

Oct 6, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Bisphosphonate Therapy and Atypical Fractures

Atypical femoral fractures have attracted a great deal of attention and controversy in the osteoporosis community because of their association with prolonged bisphosphonate therapy. The purpose of this article is to…

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Osteoporosis and Fragility Fractures

Oct 6, 2017 by in ORTHOPEDIC Comments Off on Osteoporosis and Fragility Fractures

Jason A. Lowe, MD, Editor Gary E. Friedlaender, MD, Editor The world’s demographics are changing. In North America, the fastest growing segment of the population is over 65 years of…

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