N°273 - April 2018
The 12th International Congress of Chinese Orthopaedic Association was held last fall in Zhuhai. This important event attracting over 20 000 surgeons was presided by Yingze Zhang, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Chairman of the Chinese Orthopaedic Association, and Vice Chairman of Chinese Medical Doctor Association. Professor Zhang gave us a very warm welcome, along with some interesting insights into Chinese Orthopaedics.
Article : Pr Yingze Zhang innovations By Wei Chen
Prof. Zhang invented the bidirectional-traction reduction device, which is primarily composed of a reduction scaffold, traction bow, traction pin, connecting rod, auxiliary reduction device (bilateral frame and Schantz pin or Kirschner wire) and proximal connecting device.
Article : Femoral neck fractures in elderly subjects: key principles of perioperative geriatric care By J. BAY, L. MOISI
Femoral neck fractures are a major public health problem and predominantly affect an already fragile elderly population. The worldwide annual prevalence of femoral neck fractures is over 1.3 million.Despite progress in medicine, particularly in orthopaedic surgery and anaesthesia, the mortality rate remains high and is estimated to be between 15 and 30% in the year following the trauma.