Fractures Management in Upper and Lower Limbs
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 November 2021) | Viewed by 27648
Interests: knee; orthopaedics; traumatology; fractures; surgery; postoperative rehabilitation; musculoskeletal disorders; pediatric orthopedic
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Bone fracture is a partial or complete break in the continuity of the bone. The pattern of fracture depends on several factors, such as patient age, mechanism and severity of trauma, comorbidities, including conditions that cause bone weakness, such as osteopenia and osteoporosis. Diagnosis is possible through a clinical evaluation and radiographic assessment; CT scan and MRI could be indicated in selected cases, especially in articular and comminuted fractures. Nowadays, conservative treatment is still a frequent option for undisplaced and closed fractures, while surgical approach is mandatory for displaced, comminuted and open fractures. Surgical options include closed or open reduction, followed by internal fixation, using different devices, such as K-wires, plates, screws and intramedullary nails; in some cases, arthroplasty could be indicated. External fixation is usually used for damage control in open fractures or for complications management. Rehabilitation is necessary to achieve an optimal functional recovery.
The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight the modern approach to diagnosis and treatment of upper and lower limbs fractures in different age groups, from childhood to elderly, underlining the importance of an early functional recovery, using appropriate conservative or surgical management and personalized rehabilitative planning.
Prof. Dr. Vito Pavone
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- hip fractures
- knee fractures
- ankle fractures
- upper limbs fractures
- conservative treatment
- close and open reduction
- reduction and fixation