presented by Joseph Zuckerman & Kenneth Egol
Contemporary surgical approaches to the management of hip fractures have evolved over the years, resulting in improved outcomes and return of independence in the older adult. From the surgeon’s perspective, there are variables, both pre op and post op, that can have either positive or negative consequences for this population. Among these variables, surgeons must consider health of the patient, classification of the fracture, fixation device options that best support the type of fracture, appreciation of the health status of the patient after surgery, and the important role of therapy in early mobilization. Upon viewing this course, the participant will have a better understanding of these variables. In addition, the participant will get a front row seat in the operating room, with the opportunity to view a selection of hip fracture surgeries. This is the second course in a five course series. Please be sure to watch:
Hip Fracture Part A: Overview, Classifications, and Evidence
Hip Fracture Part C: Acute Care Management
Hip Fracture Part D: Long Term Care Management
Hip Fracture Part E: Home Care Management
Dr. Joseph Zuckerman is a well renowned orthopaedic surgeon at NYU Langone Medical Center. His research focuses on the outcomes of shoulder replacement surgery, treatments for shoulder fractures in older adults, and methods to improve orthopaedic resident education. As a former athlete, Zuckerman was inspired to be in orthopaedics following a basketball injury. Today, he is recognized internationally as an expert in shoulder surgery, hip and knee replacement, and has served as President of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. In addition, Dr. Zuckerman has also published over 250 scientific articles regarding shoulder replacement surgery and treatments for shoulder fractures in older adults.
Dr. Egol is an internationally recognized orthapaedic surgeon who is affiliated with both NYU's Langone Medical Center and Hospital for Joint Diseases. He specializes in fractures of the wrist, shoulder and ankle, fracture nonunion, bone reconstruction, reconstructive surgery and osteomyelitis. As a graduate of Binghamton, Dr. Egol completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Joint Diseases. He currently sits on the editorial board of several medical journals, and has authored 4 textbooks, contributed 25 textbook chapters and over 200 scientific articles. Today, he maintains an active clinical practice specializing in orthopaedic trauma and fracture, performing over 450 operative procedures each year.
The second installment in the hip fracture course series provides participants with an overview of the importance of optimizing the patient medically prior to surgery, as well as controlling post op complications to provide the best outcome. Participants will learn about the appropriate weight bearing status for this type of surgical approach, as well as the variables that may impede bone-healing time.
This chapter provides the foundation by which the severity of hip fractures can be understood. This segment of the course contrasts the different classifications of hip fractures and poses fixation options for each. With this knowledge, participants will learn the importance of proper fixation device selection and the complications that can result from incorrect device selection. Emphasis is placed on highlighting the significance of surgical management of the hip fracture patient, and how current technology maximizes patient function post op.