New AO Trauma book on fragility fracture treatment

AO Trauma launches the book Osteoporotic Fracture Care—Medical and Surgical Management

12 December 2018

AO Trauma launched its pioneering new book Osteoporotic Fracture Care—Medical and Surgical Management by the editors Michael Blauth, Stephen L Kates, and Joseph A Nicholas yesterday during this year's AO Davos Courses. This book is the first of its kind, offering the reader a how-to manual on the current best practice in osteoporotic and orthogeriatric care.

Past President Nikolaus Renner congratulated and acknowledged the editors as the driving force behind the book project and thanked them for this outstanding and inspiring new publication, for their long-standing commitment, and excellent contributions to the AO Foundation. 

As patients with fragility fractures are commonly suffering from a variety of concomitant diseases or conditions, the surgical intervention by itself is only one component which is decisive with regards to the outcome. The average orthopedic trauma surgeon may be an expert in fracture fixation but is rarely also an expert in treating the complexity of the co-morbidities. This is clearly the expertise of both geriatricians and internal medicine specialist. It therefore makes sense that the editorial team is composed of two very prominent AO surgeons and a specialist in geriatric internal medicine.

“The inspiration for this textbook comes from the vibrant AO Trauma Care of the Geriatric Fracture Patient courses held across the world.”

Joseph A Nicholas

Joseph Nicholas and Michael Blauth expressed their gratitude to AO Trauma, the AO Education Institute, and AO Publishing teams for the inspiration and support throughout the editorial process.

“The inspiration for this textbook comes from the vibrant AO Trauma Care of the Geriatric Fracture Patient courses held across the world.”

“This textbook aims to expand upon the spirit of these courses, detailing the essential evidence, clinical principles and practical emphasis that make this orthogeriatric approach so successful.”

The event concluded with the editors and Nikolaus Renner cutting the ribbon from the first book for sale to launch the book.

Buy the book 

The book is available through the Thieme publishing website:

AO Trauma members receive a 20% discount on this and all AO publications.



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