High-energy skeletal trauma in the elderly

Julie A Switzer, Steven R. Gammon

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Abstract

▶ Despite the increasing prevalence of high-energy skeletal trauma in the elderly (i.e., sixty years or older), there is a lack of prospective data regarding best care for these injuries. ▶ Elderly patients with multiple injuries are often undertriaged to trauma centers and underresuscitated. ▶ Aggressive early resuscitation can improve outcomes in elderly patients who have sustained skeletal trauma. ▶ Comanagement by orthopaedic surgeons and geriatricians of elderly patients with skeletal trauma can lead to a lower length of hospital stay, lower readmission rates, shorter time to operation, lower complication rates, and lower mortality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2195-2204
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A
Volume94
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 5 2012

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Wounds and Injuries
Length of Stay
Multiple Trauma
Trauma Centers
Resuscitation
Mortality
Geriatricians
Orthopedic Surgeons

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High-energy skeletal trauma in the elderly. / Switzer, Julie A; Gammon, Steven R.

In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A, Vol. 94, No. 23, 05.12.2012, p. 2195-2204.

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Switzer, Julie A ; Gammon, Steven R. / High-energy skeletal trauma in the elderly. In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A. 2012 ; Vol. 94, No. 23. pp. 2195-2204.
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