High Energy Fractures
"Trauma" finds its roots in the Greek word for “a wound” or “damage” and refers to a serious or critical bodily injury, wound, or shock. Anyone can break a bone and the role of the orthopaedic surgeon is to restore mechanical function through fixation using evidence-based good surgery techniques.
A high-energy trauma may be the result of a motor vehicle accident, a high-height fall, or an industrial accident. A low-energy trauma may be the result of a disease which has affected the integrity of the bone. Osteoporosis is one such disease which can have devastating effects to the elderly and results in the degradation of quality of life.
Through collaborative efforts the ISFR seeks the exchange of scientific data and research within the field of fracture management. Apart from mechanical issues and diagnostic tools, research also covers the pathology, genetics, and biomechanical factors involved in fracture repair. We also seek to integrate trauma care with secondary prevention services.
In the following categories you will find articles which highlight the work and achievements of colleagues whose work through innovative medical technology and research bring relevance to the issue of improving fracture repair.