SAGE launches new journal on geriatric orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation


Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation is a new bimonthly journal being launched in September 2010 by SAGE, the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher

Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation will address a broad range of musculoskeletal disorders in the aging patient through peer-reviewed research reports and reviews, technical perspectives, case studies, and other evidence-based articles.

“The fastest growing portion of our population is the segment over 65 years old. Most older individuals will experience an orthopaedic problem as they age,” said Stephen Kates, the journal’s founding Editor. “Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation will fill an important void in the medical literature and serve as home to scientific articles concerning older orthopaedic patients.”

Contributors and readers will include orthopaedic surgeons, geriatricians, physiatrists, anesthesiologists, and other physicians specialising in care of the older adult.

“The projected incidence of musculoskeletal problems among the aging Baby Boomer population is staggering,” said Ron Epstein, SAGE Director of STM Journals. “We anticipate that Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation will prove a critical resource for the physicians and other health care providers who work with older patients with bone fractures, joint replacement, and related problems. Kates is one of the foremost clinicians and teachers in this field, and we are excited to work with him as the journal’s Editor.”

Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation will be published bimonthly beginning in September 2010.