Current Concepts of External Fixation of Fractures

  • Hans K. Uhthoff
  • Elvira Stahl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. F. Behrens
    Pages 15-19
  3. V. Mooney, B. Claudi
    Pages 21-26
  4. Ch. C. Edwards
    Pages 27-42
  5. S. A. Green
    Pages 43-52
  6. J. Vidal, J. Melka
    Pages 53-60
  7. G. Hierholzer, A. Chernowitz
    Pages 75-82
  8. J. Hellinger
    Pages 83-90
  9. R. Judet, Th. Judet, M. Bisserié, N. Siguier, B. Brumpt
    Pages 91-97
  10. R. L. Buechel
    Pages 111-116
  11. R. Kleining, A. Chernowitz
    Pages 131-135

About these proceedings


External fixation is now being used widely to maintain fractures, osteo­ tomies, and arthrodeses in a desired position during consolidation. Whereas external fixation has been readily accepted in European countries, its use has weathered a rather stormy course in North America, especially in the treatment of fractures. Only recently has external fixation found its rightful place on this continent as well. Many different models are on the market today, and the practitioner is faced with a difficult decision in selecting a model. Should he buy a system where the fracture has to be reduced first, or should he work with a device permitting a reduction after insertion of the pins? To enable surgeons to study the different systems, to discuss their advantages and disadvantages, and to permit them to put their hands on these devices and inspect them personally, the Division of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Ottawa organized an applied basic science course in May 1981, External Fixation of Fractures. During this course, all major systems were pre­ sented to the participants. As happened during the course "Internal Fixation of Fractures" held two years ago, the rigidity of internal fixation was frequently and intensively debated. Whereas the rigidity of internal fixation cannot be altered during the course of healing, the rigidity of external fixation can be changed. In fact, with progression of union, rods of increasing elasticity can be used.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hans K. Uhthoff
    • 1
  • Elvira Stahl
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of OrthopaedicsFaculty of Medicine of the University of OttawaCanada
  2. 2.MontréalCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-68450-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-68448-7
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