Special Issue - Call for Papers
International Journal of Surgical Research
Difficult fractures in the elderly patient: the role of a orthogeriatric multidisciplinary team

Submission deadline: 01/03/2014

Scope and purposes

The development of new technologies, including imaging and laboratory exams, drugs, and preventive medicine, has rapidly increasing the age of the population all over the world. Unfortunately there is a direct relationship of senescence and risk of fractures. In this perpective, the role of aorthogeriatric multidisciplinary team and gradually has been accepted for the majority of trauma services worldwide. The purpose of this Special Issue is to present the co-managing approach of orthopaedic surgeons and other specialists dealing with difficult fractures in the elderly patient.

Topics of primary interest include, but are not limited to:
• Principles of co-managed care
• Fall prevention and gait analysis
• Pre-operative evaluation of the older patient with a skeletal fracture
• Comorbidities and Anticoagulation
• Regional VS general anesthesia
• Osteoporosis and difficulties of fracture fixation
• Upper extremity fractures
• Spine fractures
• Pelvic and hip fractures
• Lower extremity fractures
• Periprosthetic fractures
• Outcome assessment and quality of life after fracture management

Important Dates
Deadline for submission: 01/03/2014
Deadline for revision: 05/04/2014
Notification of final decision: 06/04/2014
Estimated Publication: 2014 (Tentative)

Abstracts addressing one or more of these themes/topics or further questions should be emailed to an editor by <01/03/2014> at v_giordano@me.com
Manuscript submissions are invited by the submission deadline. All papers will undergo a double or triple-blind peer review process.

Guest Editors
Vincenzo Giordano
Serviço de Ortopedia e Traumatologia Prof. Nova Monteiro
Hospital Municipal Miguel Couto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Manuscript submission deadline 01/03/2014


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