© 2012

External Fixation in Orthopedic Traumatology

  • David Seligson
  • Cyril Mauffrey
  • Craig Roberts


  • External fixation in Orthopedic traumatology is the only textbook on the market that addresses the specific issue of external fixation in the acute setting as a whole. Other textbooks have explored the issue but either focusing on lengthening techniques (Ilizarov), focusing on one body part (pelvis), or focusing on one external fixation brand (Orthofix)

  • The editors have a life long expertise in the field of external fixation, one of them (DS) having contributed to their designs. The editors and authors have a rich variety of backgrounds with experience in the military, application of these techniques in economically disadvantaged areas and training in different part of the world including the USA, Europe and the Asian continent giving a flavour of universality to this textbook

  • The textbook contains drawings, illustrations and clinical photographs detailing surgical techniques and various types of external fixation constructs enabling the reader to rapidly visualise and understand the concepts described

  • The authors involved have an international reputation in their area of expertise (Pape and Giannoudis in ‘Damage control orthopedics’

  • Detailed chapter on biomechanics of external fixation which is a concept lacking in the literature


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Hans-Christoph Pape, Thomas Dienstknecht, Peter V. Giannoudis
    Pages 1-28
  3. Madhusudhan Yakkanti, Cyril Mauffrey, Craig S. Roberts
    Pages 29-41
  4. Cyril Mauffrey, Dennis Beck, Laura Ruhala
    Pages 43-50
  5. David Seligson, N. S. Laud, Alfredo Aybar Montoya
    Pages 51-68
  6. Paul J. Dougherty, Kimberly M. Kesling
    Pages 69-84
  7. Madhusudhan Yakkanti, Craig S. Roberts
    Pages 85-105
  8. Cyril Mauffrey, David Seligson, Jonathan Yerasimides
    Pages 107-119
  9. V. Manakavala Perumal, Cyril Mauffrey, Craig S. Roberts
    Pages 121-129
  10. Cyril Mauffrey, David Seligson, Jessica Heinsen
    Pages 131-142
  11. Dennis Beck, Charles Daniel Benson
    Pages 143-161
  12. David Seligson, Janet Macphaden
    Pages 163-172
  13. G. Zych
    Pages 173-184
  14. David Seligson, Charles Daniel Benson
    Pages 211-219
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 221-228

About this book


External fixation in Orthopedic traumatology is a textbook that focuses on the use of external fixation in the acute management of patients with serious orthopaedic injuries. The book highlights the indications for external fixation and provides an evidenced based guide to both the specialist orthopedic surgeon and the trainee. The manuscript is organised in 14 chapters covering the indications and surgical techniques for pelvis, lower limb and upper limb injuries, including detailed illustrations and clinical photographs that will enable the reader to rapidly visualise the structure of the construct and to plan the surgery accordingly. More general topics such as damage control orthopedics, the biomechanics of external fixation and medico-legal considerations surrounding the injured patients are also included to provide an overall picture of the Orthopedic trauma patient. The Combined experience of the editors and authors, their involvement in a number of external fixation system designs and their international reputation in the field contribute to making this textbook an essential tool that should be available to all orthopaedic surgeons dealing with injured patients.

Editors and affiliations

  • David Seligson
    • 1
  • Cyril Mauffrey
    • 2
  • Craig Roberts
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA
  2. 2., Department of OrthopediaedicsUniversity of LouisvilleLouisevilleUSA
  3. 3., Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title External Fixation in Orthopedic Traumatology
  • Editors David Seligson
    Cyril Mauffrey
    Craig S. Roberts
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4471-2199-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-6942-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-2197-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 228
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Orthopedics
    Conservative Orthopedics
    Surgical Orthopedics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews:

“This is an outstanding textbook about the use of the C clamp, and other external fixators for fracture management of the pelvis, upper and lower extremities, and including the wrist and hand bones. … This is a perfect text for orthopaedic surgeons and residents.” (Joseph J. Grenier,, June, 2014)

“This textbook for junior and senior trauma and orthopedic surgeons details external fixation techniques to manage patients with serious orthopedic injuries to the pelvis, lower limb, and upper limb. … The book includes color surgical photos and b&w diagnostic images, decision algorithms, and photos of equipment.” (Reference & Research Book News, June, 2013)