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Special Issue "Treatment of Spine and Pelvic Fractures in Patients with Osteoporosis"
A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Geriatrics/Aging".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 April 2022) | Viewed by 14549
Special Issue Editors
Interests: pelvic and spine surgery; traumatology; seriously injured care
Interests: pelvic and spine surgery; traumatology; trauma network; seriously injured care; telemedicine; augmented reality
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Interests: spine surgery; traumatology
Special Issue Information
Osteoporosis is one of the most challenging co-incidences in traumatology of an aging population. In addition to fractures to the extremities, the spine and pelvis are affected. This often leads to pain, reduction in mobility, and reduced quality of life.
A better understanding of treatment options is mandatory in both osteoporosis, and in traumatic injuries in patients with decreased bone quality. Additionally, new treatment strategies will increase the quality and outcome of patient care.
So far, we are in the early stages of understanding the mechanisms, biomechanics and clinical options in patients with osteoporosis with or without an adequate trauma.
This Special Issue will focus on all types of research that provide a better understanding of pathophysiology, biomechanics, and clinical outcome from treatment of spine and pelvic fractures in patients with osteoporosis. Fractures may result from adequate trauma with and co-existing bone weakness or from osteoporosis itself. In both cases, more knowledge is required to improve treatment.
We are soliciting state-of-the art works focused either on biomechanical ex vivo knowledge on implant anchorage or on clinical data. This Special Issue aims to bring together aspects of both experimental and clinical knowledge.
This Issue aims to collect any kind of knowledge to improve the treatment of fractures of the pelvis and spine in patients with osteoporosis. In that respect, we are calling for papers that refine our understanding in mechanisms of disease; biomechanics; and techniques to address pathologies, stabilize instabilities, reduce pain, and measure the outcomes.
Prof. Dr. Philipp Kobbe
Prof. Dr. René Hartensuer
Dr. Dreimann Marc
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