Emergency Orthogeriatrics: Concepts and Therapeutic Considerations for the Geriatric Patient

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2020 Feb;38(1):15-29. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2019.09.002.


Appropriate recognition of the physiologic, psychological, and clinical differences among geriatric patients, with respect to orthopedic injury and disease, is paramount for all emergency medicine providers to ensure they are providing high-value care for this vulnerable population.

Keywords: Hip fractures; Multidisciplinary care; Older adult; Orthopedics; Pain management.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Disease Management*
  • Geriatric Assessment*
  • Geriatrics / methods*
  • Humans
  • Orthopedic Procedures / methods*
  • Orthopedics / methods*
  • Wounds and Injuries / diagnosis
  • Wounds and Injuries / therapy*