The book addresses the causes and management of periprosthetic fractures, a more and more frequent problem of the aging population. Part I covers the epidemiology, risk factors such as aging and osteoporosis, diagnosis and assessment and a new "unified" classification system. Part II addresses the management of these often complex and complicated fractures with different surgical options and techniques, the goal being to offer the reader the best choices for an individual patient. Part III consists of a collection of cases that describe the decision making and surgical solution as well as the outcome for a specific fracture around one of the large joints of the body. More than 70 authors from around the world have contributed their personal experience to this book, which has been developed specifically with the orthopedic as well as trauma surgeon in mind. von Schütz, Michael und Perka, Carste
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