Stable Internal Fixation in Maxillofacial Bone Surgery

A Manual for Operating Room Personnel

  • Rigmor Texhammar
  • Roland R. Schmoker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Rigmor Texhammar, Roland R. Schmoker
    Pages 1-14
  3. Rigmor Texhammar, Roland R. Schmoker
    Pages 15-25
  4. Rigmor Texhammar, Roland R. Schmoker
    Pages 27-37
  5. Rigmor Texhammar, Roland R. Schmoker
    Pages 39-54
  6. Rigmor Texhammar, Roland R. Schmoker
    Pages 55-68
  7. Rigmor Texhammar, Roland R. Schmoker
    Pages 69-73
  8. Rigmor Texhammar, Roland R. Schmoker
    Pages 75-81
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 83-92

About this book


Functionally stable internal fixation is of particular relevance to maxillo­ facial surgery, because it obviates the discomforts and inconveniences of intermaxillary fixation. Given the biomechanics and biophysics of the skeletal system, the true im­ mobilization of bone can be achieved only through highly technical means. Willenegger speaks of an "advanced school" of bone surgery which, when fully realized, will enable excellent results to be achieved even in the most difficult fractures. To accomplish this goal, ongoing refinements are needed in surgical methods and technology. Advancing the state of operative tech­ nique has been a central concern of the Association for the Study of Inter­ nal Fixation since its establishment 25 years ago. For this reason, a major priority of the AOI ASIF has been to develop its own surgical instrumen­ tation. With the help of technical commissions comprised of experts from medi­ cine, research and manufacturing, the AOI ASIF has been able to develop and successfully test a line of surgical instruments whose trademark is known and respected the world over. For every specialty in traumatology and orthopaedics, including maxillofacial surgery, the AOIASIF has devel­ oped both a basic and a special instrument set designed to meet specific anatomic requirements.


Bone Fixation biomechanics diagnosis orthopaedics trauma traumatology

Authors and affiliations

  • Rigmor Texhammar
    • 1
  • Roland R. Schmoker
    • 2
  1. 1.AO InternationalBerneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryLindenhofspitalBerneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-13593-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69858-3
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