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AO ASIF Principles in Spine Surgery


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Max Aebi, John S. Thalgott, John K. Webb
    Pages 1-2
  3. Mark B. Williamson Jr., M. Aebi
    Pages 3-12
  4. M. Goytan, M. Aebi
    Pages 13-19
  5. Max Aebi, John S. Thalgott, John K. Webb
    Pages 42-53
  6. Max Aebi, John S. Thalgott, John K. Webb
    Pages 54-82
  7. Max Aebi, John S. Thalgott, John K. Webb
    Pages 83-122
  8. Max Aebi, John S. Thalgott, John K. Webb
    Pages 123-196
  9. Max Aebi, John S. Thalgott, John K. Webb
    Pages 197-234
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 235-243

About this book


This book has become necessary as a consequence of the rapid expansion of the surgical procedures and implants available for spinal surgery within the "AO Group". We have not attempted to write an in-depth book on spinal surgery, but one which will help the surgeon in the use of AO concepts and implants. We con­ sider the practical courses held all over the world essential for the teaching of sound techniques so that technical complications and poor results can be avoid­ ed for both the surgeon and, in particular the patient. This book is a practical manual and an outline of what is taught in the courses. It is intended to help the young spinal surgeon to understand the correct use of AO implants. The indi- tions given will aid the correct use of each procedure. . It must be strongly emphasized that surgery of the spine is technically de­ manding. The techniques described in this book should only be undertaken by surgeons who are trained and experienced in spinal surgery. Certain techniques, in particular pedicle screw fIxation and cages, have not yet been fully approved by the FDA in the United States. However, throughout the rest of the world, the use of pedicle screws has become a standard technique for the spine surgeon, since it has been shown to improve fIxation techniques and allow segmental correction of the spine. The use of cages has become more and more popular, specifIcally as a tool of minimally invasive spinal surgery.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Orthopaedic SurgeryMc Gill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Royal Victoria/Montreal General HospitalMontrealCanada
  3. 3.International Spinal Development & Research FoundationLas VegasUSA
  4. 4.Queens Medical CentreCentre of Spinal Studies and SurgeryNottinghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title AO ASIF Principles in Spine Surgery
  • Editors Max Aebi
    John S. Thalgott
    John K. Webb
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-78109-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-63746-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-58824-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 243
  • Number of Illustrations 314 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgical Orthopedics
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