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AO/ASIF Instrumentation

Manual of Use and Care

  • Fridolin Séquin
  • Rigmor Texhammar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. Fridolin Séquin, Rigmor Texhammar
      Pages 1-2
  3. Medical and Scientific Directives

    1. Fridolin Séquin, Rigmor Texhammar
      Pages 3-6
    2. Fridolin Séquin, Rigmor Texhammar
      Pages 7-7
    3. Fridolin Séquin, Rigmor Texhammar
      Pages 8-10
    4. Fridolin Séquin, Rigmor Texhammar
      Pages 11-12
    5. Fridolin Séquin, Rigmor Texhammar
      Pages 13-14
    6. Fridolin Séquin, Rigmor Texhammar
      Pages 15-16
  4. Principles of the AO (ASIF)-Technique and Basic Mechanical Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Fridolin Séquin, Rigmor Texhammar
      Pages 19-22
    3. Fridolin Séquin, Rigmor Texhammar
      Pages 23-23
    4. Fridolin Séquin, Rigmor Texhammar
      Pages 24-24
  5. Practical Part

    1. Instrumentation of the AO / ASIF

      1. Fridolin Séquin, Rigmor Texhammar
        Pages 26-26
      2. Fridolin Séquin, Rigmor Texhammar
        Pages 27-30
      3. Fridolin Séquin, Rigmor Texhammar
        Pages 31-79
      4. Fridolin Séquin, Rigmor Texhammar
        Pages 80-95
      5. Fridolin Séquin, Rigmor Texhammar
        Pages 96-129
      6. Fridolin Séquin, Rigmor Texhammar
        Pages 130-133
      7. Fridolin Séquin, Rigmor Texhammar
        Pages 134-156
      8. Fridolin Séquin, Rigmor Texhammar
        Pages 157-163

About this book

Introduction

During their 20 years of activity members of the Associa­ tion for the Study of Internal Fixation (AO - ASIF) have made authoritative contributions to the development of internal and external fixation. The close collaboration of surgeons, basic researchers, metallurgists, engineers and the establishment of clinical documentation has made it possible to achieve a solid scientific basis for internal fixa­ tion. Clear definitions for the standardization of different types of osteosynthesis were possible: interfragmentary compression, splintage and buttressing as well as combina­ tions of these three techniques. At the same time a scienti­ fic and workmanlike instrumentation was developed. The idea was to keep diversification within limits but, however, to assemble a comprehensive collection of implants and in­ struments to answer all the problems presented by the com plexity of bone operations. Osteosynthesis is a difficult and demanding operative method. Its. claims on the surgeon and the theatre staff are high. Therefore plans have existed for a long time to supplement the "Manual of Internal Fixation" with a de­ tailed description of the AO Instrumentation, its use and maintenance. Our collaborator FRIDOLIN SEQUIN, graduate engineer, has accomplished this task with expert knowledge. He has organized over many years courses for theatre nurses and has been able from the resulting experience to provide helpful suggestions. When RIGMOR TEXHAMMAR R. N. joined AO-International four years ago, it was natural to include her as a co-author.

Keywords

Instrument Osteosynthese bone complication fixation foot fracture hand implant implantat knee osteosynthesis osteotomy surgery surgical techniques

Authors and affiliations

  • Fridolin Séquin
    • 1
  • Rigmor Texhammar
    • 1
  1. 1.AO InternationalBernSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-96592-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-96594-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-96592-0
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