Highland Hospital’s Geriatric Fracture Expert Launches New Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Medical Journal
November 12, 2010
Dr. Stephen L. Kates
Stephen L. Kates, M.D., co-director of the Geriatric Fracture Center (GFC) at Highland Hospital, has taken on a new role as the founding editor of Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation.
The bi-monthlymedical journal is dedicated to musculoskeletal disorders in aging patients and is published by SAGE, the world's leading independent academic and professional publisher. Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation will use peer-reviewed research reports and reviews, technical perspectives, case studies, and other evidence-based articles for its content.
"The fastest-growing portion of our population is the segment of individuals that are more than 65 years old. Most older individuals will experience an orthopaedic problem as they age," said Dr. Kates. "Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation will fill an important void in medical literature and serve as a home to scientific articles concerning older orthopaedic patients."
Fellow University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) faculty physicians, Daniel Mendelson, M.S., M.D., and Susan Friedman, M.D., will join Dr. Kates on the new journal’s editorial board. Dr. Mendelson is co-director of the GFC; Dr. Friedman is the center’s research director. Two studies produced by the GFC team have been published in the journal’s current issue. Both studies confirm that the GFC’s standardized protocols for medical co-management of elderly fracture patients significantly improve patient outcomes and can lower the cost of care.
Content contributors to the journal, as well as readers of the journal, will include orthopaedic surgeons, geriatricians, physiatrists, anesthesiologists, and other physicians specializing in the care of older adults. The journal will be published in both a hard copy edition and an electronic version. You can view article abstracts from the journal’s inaugural issue by visiting: http://gos.sagepub.com/content/current.