AO Principles of Fracture Management

AO Principles of Fracture Management

by Thomas P. Ruedi, W. M. Murphy

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As well as covering techniques of this revolutionary approach to fracture management, this fifth major publication on the subject also provides an interpretation of the AO philosophy and principles and an introduction to its history. Opening chapters discuss the biological and biomechanical basis of fracture management; implants and materials (there are numerous color photos and diagrams throughout the text which illustrate these materials, as well as how this external fixation method works); fracture classification; soft-tissue injury; and decision making and planning that focuses on the patient as a whole. Subsequent chapters address the various techniques, including techniques of absolute and relative stability and internal fixation (a new technology); specific fractures and their evaluation, classification, and treatment; general topics such as polytrauma, children's fractures, and postoperative management; and complications, including chronic infection and infected non-union, malunion, and algodystrophy. The CD-ROM contains a hyperlinked version of the book as well as teaching videos and exercises. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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ISBN-13: 9783131174413
Publisher: George Thieme Verlag
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Pages: 892
Product dimensions: 9.84(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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