Geriatric Hip Fractures

August 4, 2010 Grand Rounds Video: Geriatric Hip Fractures

Fragility Hip Fractures: Multidisciplinary Considerations

Hip fractures are the most serious osteoporosis related concern affecting the elderly population, requiring immediate attention and treatment. Grant Lohse, UW School of Medicine Orthopedic Surgery resident, moderates presentations on treatment options for hip fractures and the emphasis on medical team communication during the course of multidisciplinary care. A panel of UW School of Medicine physicians including Itamar Abrass, Professor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Lisa Taitsman, Chief of Geriatric Fracture Services and Wayne McCormick, Professor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine present their approaches to individual patient treatment. They discuss ways to provide optimal care with a set of case studies of elderly patients: from pre-operative evaluation, to surgical fixation, to post-operative care, and follow-up care after discharge.