Fractures of the Proximal Femur: Improving Outcomes

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  • James Waddell, A. J. Latner Professor and Chairman, Orthopaedic Division, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Fractures of the Proximal Femur: Improving Outcomes, by Dr. James P. Waddell, helps you maximize clinical outcomes when addressing the challenges, complications, and treatment of patients with hip fractures. Match pre-operative assessment, surgical techniques, post-operative management, and more to the specific lifestyle factors of each patient in order to achieve optimal results. Apply state-of-the-art techniques and protocols with the visual help of operative videos as well as more than 500 surgical line drawings and photographs in print and online at
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Orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists


Book information

  • Published: September 2010
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-0695-6

Table of Contents

Section I Introduction

  1. Epidemiology/Population Studies: Scope of the Problem
  2. Section II Preoperative Assessment of the Hip Fracture Patient

  3. Skeletal Assessment of Fractures of the Proximal Femur
  4. General Assessment and Optimization for Surgery
  5. Section III Anaesthesia and Pain Management

  6. Regional vs. General Anaesthesia for Fractures of the Proximal Femur
  7. Improving Pain Management and Patient Outcomes Associated with Proximal Femur Fractures
  8. Section IV Surgery

  9. Femoral Neck Fractures: Reduction and Fixation
  10. Femoral Neck Fractures: Arthroplasty
  11. Combined Fractures of the Hip and Femoral Shaft

    9. Femoral Neck Fractures: Treatment of Nonunion



Section V Intertrochanteric Fractures

  1. Trochanteric Fractures: Sliding Hip Screw
  2. Trochanteric Fractures: Intramedullary Devices
  3. Complications in Trochanteric Fractures
  4. Section VI Subtrochanteric Fractures

  5. subtrochanteric Fractures: Intramedullary Fixation
  6. Subtrochanteric Fractures: Plate Fixation

Section VII Postoperative Management

  1. Deep Vein Thrombosis and Thromboembolism: Prevention and Treatment in Hip Fracture Patients
  2. Investigation and Management of Postoperative Delirium

  1. Rehabilitation: Improving Outcomes for Patients Following Fractures of the Proximal Femur
  2. Preventing the Second Hip Fracture: Addressing Osteoporosis in Hip Fracture Patients
  3. Section VIII Analysis

  4. Best Surgical Practices
  5. Best Rehabilitation Practices