The International Geriatric Fracture Society (IGFS) is extremely pleased to announce the release of the 2nd Edition of the Blue Book by SAGE Publications.
A Guide to Improving the Care of Patients with Fragility Fractures, 2nd Edition, written by Simon C. Mears, M.D., Ph.D. and Stephen L. Kates, M.D., is now available as a free download from the Journal of Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation.
"The principles articulated in the first and second edition Blue Book form the foundation of the movement that our organization champions around the globe. We are pleased to see the continued growth of research and published literature in this important arena," said Michael Suk, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at Geisinger Health System and President of the IGFS.
Stephen L. Kates, M.D., Hansj?rg Wyss Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Rochester and Founding President of the IGFS, added "It is critical as the body of published evidence continues to grow, that health care systems and medical professionals come together in support of adoption of these principles that hold so much promise for improved outcomes and efficiencies."
The 2nd edition includes a series of chapters authored by a multi-disciplinary team of physician contributors addressing key areas of focus in treating geriatric fractures.
"It was a privilege to work with some of the world's thought leaders on the treatment of fragility fractures in an effort to compile a comprehensive roadmap for clinicians to ensure the unique needs of this patient population are addressed," said author Simon C. Mears, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Services, in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The publication can be downloaded from the website of the Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation, http://gos.