Orthofix External Fixation in Trauma and Orthopaedics

Orthofix External Fixation in Trauma and Orthopaedics


Edited by A. G. Apley, Edited by Anthony A. J. Goldberg, Edited by Giovanni De-Bastiani

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  • Publisher: Springer London Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 621 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 269mm x 38mm | 1,383g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: England
  • ISBN 10: 1447111788
  • ISBN 13: 9781447111788
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000
  • Illustrations note: biography
  • Sales rank: 1,877,078

Product description

Orthofix External Fixation in Trauma and Orthopaedics provides the scientific basis behind the success of the Orthofix system of external fixators, which are now widely used throughout the world. These devices are used in the treatment of serious fractures, limb lengthening and limb reconstruction. This book covers comprehensively the wide range of scenarios in which such devices can be used. Each topic is dealt with by the appropriate international expert in the field. Orthofix External Fixation in Trauma and Orthopaedics should be read by all those involved in elective or traumatic orthopaedics.

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Table of contents

I. The Scientific Basis of Orthofix External Fixation: 1. A History of External Fixation. 2. Biological Considerations. 3. Biomechanical Aspects. 4. The Influence of Improved Understanding of the Biology and Biomechanics of Fracture Repair on Fixator Design: The Orthofix Procallus.- II. Orthofix External Fixation in Traumatology: 1. General Principles. 2. Fractures of the Upper Limb. 3. The Pelvis. 4. Fractures of the Lower Limb. 5. Fracture Management in Children. 6. The Management of Acute Bone Loss Following Trauma. 7. Ancillary Equipment for Fracture Management.- III. Orthofix External Fixation in Orthopaedics: 1. The Technique of Callotasis. 2. The Scope of External Fixation in Limb Reconstruction. 3. Realignment Osteotomy. 4. Arthrodesis (Knee and Ankle). 5. Limb Lengthening. 6. The Management of Non-Union. 7. Articulated Distraction. 8. Joint Stiffness in the Upper Limb.