By: 26 March 2018
Book review: Musculoskeletal Trauma in the Elderly

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

Published: 2016 by CRC Press

Trauma in older people aged over 65 is a rapidly growing field within orthopaedics. About one third of all fractures occur in the over-65 population.

The aim of this comprehensive new text is to present the epidemiology and management of all musculoskeletal trauma that occurs in the elderly.

Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the field, contributors are drawn from orthopaedics and orthogeriatrics on both sides of the Atlantic.

The book deals with the assessment and treatment of medical comorbidities, complications, and the role of orthogeriatric care. The focus of the book is on the practical management of fractures, although soft tissue injuries and dislocations are also discussed.

This unique book thoroughly deals with the practical management of musculoskeletal trauma in elderly patients, from diagnosis and assessment to treatment and potential complications. The accompanying VitalSource ebook allows access not only to the entire text, but also to a companion video. The book is intended for all surgeons and physicians involved in the treatment of trauma in the elderly, and it will be relevant to trainees as well as experienced practitioners.

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