Special Techniques in Internal Fixation

Special Techniques in Internal Fixation

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and refinement that exists within the necessarily strict rules of the internal fixation method. In this way we seek to contribute to as weIl as to stimulate the search for rational solutions to surgical problems. It is assumed throughout that the reader is fa miliar with the technical fundamentals of internal fixation, and so these details are omitted. Instead, special indications and technical refinements are presented on the basis of case examples. Because an endless variety of situations can arise in orthopedic surgery (a circumstance that is attracting more and more surgeons to the field), we have taken ca re that our examples can readily be applied to novel situations. We now credit, in alphabetic order, those who contributed most to the techniques presented: R. BLATTER, A. BOITZY, C. BRUNNER, O. CECH, A. DEBRUNNER, F. MAGERL, G. SEGMAœLLER, G. STAœHMER, and B.G. WEBER. We thus express thanks to those colleagues in our clinic who agreed to having their ideas published. But we are also grateful to our illustrators, H. and K. SCHUMACHER, our photographer, M. SCHAFFNER, and our chief secretary, U. OETLIKER, who contributed so much to the preparation of the manuscript. Finally, we thank Springer-Verlag for their patience with us and especiaUy for their efficient work in bringing the book to press. St. GaU, Fall 1981 CH.F. BRUNNER B.G. WEBER Contents Lag Screws ............. .... since 1960, and as laid down in the Manual of Internal Fixation (MULLER et al., 1977), has had a worldwide influence on the management of bone fractures. Crucial to the success of these techniques are: (a) an appropriate indication, (b) observance of correct biomechanical ... and their combinations have become standard surgical procedures, contributing to the solution of routine problems as ... In all the techniques described, the basic biomechanical principles remain the same.


Title:Special Techniques in Internal Fixation
Author: C. F. Brunner, B. G. Weber
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-03-14
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