The Rationale of Operative Fracture Care

  • Joseph Schatzker
  • Marvin Tile

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. General Aspects of Internal Fixation

    1. J. Schatzker
      Pages 3-31
    2. J. Schatzker
      Pages 33-43
    3. J. Schatzker, M. Tile
      Pages 45-54
  3. Fractures of the Upper Extremity

  4. Fractures of the Spine, Pelvis, and Acetabulum

    1. R. Hu
      Pages 193-237
    2. M. Tile
      Pages 239-290
    3. M. Tile
      Pages 291-340
  5. Fractures of the Lower Extremity

    1. J. Schatzker
      Pages 343-365
    2. J. Schatzker
      Pages 367-384
    3. J. Schatzker
      Pages 385-407
    4. J. Schatzker
      Pages 441-445
    5. J. Schatzker
      Pages 447-469
    6. M. Tile
      Pages 471-521
    7. M. Tile
      Pages 551-590
    8. M. Tile
      Pages 591-618
    9. M. Tile
      Pages 619-633
    10. D. J. G. Stephen
      Pages 635-655
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 657-668

About this book


Since its initial publication in 1987, The Rationale of Operative Fracture Care has enjoyed tremendous popularity. So much so, that the second edition was also published in Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and Greek. It is a book written by surgeons for surgeons. It explains in clear terms the logical progression of problem-solving in the evolution of a treatment rationale. First identify the problem and then logically outline its various potential solutions. This provides a basis for deciding which is best from a technical perspective and which will lead to the best outcome for the patient. Then choose from the available armamentarium the most suitable surgical technique and implant. All the chapters in the volume have been carefully revised to reflect the state of the art in biology, in biomechanics, in the understanding of the biology of injuries and surgical wounds, and in stabilization systems. The book should continue to serve the surgical community well, both in the most advanced teaching environments and at the forefront of care, in the community hospital practice of surgeons.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Joseph Schatzker
    • 1
  • Marvin Tile
    • 2
  1. 1.Sunnybrook and Women's Health Science CenterTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Sunnybrook and Women's Health Science CenterTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22850-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27708-8
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