The External Fixator

AO/ASIF-Threaded Rod System Spine-Fixator

  • Bernhard G. Weber
  • Friedrich Magerl
  • Christian Brunner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Preamble

    1. Bernhard G. Weber, Friedrich Magerl, Christian Brunner
      Pages 1-1
  3. The ASIF Threaded External Fixator in General Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery of the Extremities

  4. External Spinal Skeletal Fixation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. F. Magerl
      Pages 289-365
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 367-373

About this book


Professor B.G. WEBER has once again and in a very timely fashion produced a superb book on an orthopaedic subject of great importance. "The Extemal Fixator" is the most comprehensive text on the subject in orthopaedic literature to date. Professor WEBER thoroughly discusses extemal fixation with c1arity, organization, profuse illustrations and roentgenograms. Professor WEBER acknowledges that the use of extemal fixation in orthopaedic surgery is not newand traces its history over the years. He points out c1early the fact that though at various times the "method" has experienced periods of disrepute, modem sophistication, improved technology and a better understanding of its philosophy have given the system a newand perhaps permanent place in the armamentarium of the orthopaedic surgeon. All methods of treatment have critics as well as supporters, and not infrequently the strongest criticisms are the result of poor understanding of the philosophy proposed and its proper implementation. Professor WEBER, in his carefully detailed and well illustrated book, has made it abundantly c1ear that the use of extemal fixators in the treatment of fractures must be c1early understood by the orthopaedic surgeon in order to obtain satisfactory clinical results. His discussion of its philosophy, pathomechanics and technology are most comprehensive and leave "no stone untumed" and because of this the book represents a most comprehensive text on the subject.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Bernhard G. Weber
    • 1
  • Friedrich Magerl
    • 1
  • Christian Brunner
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik für Orthopädische ChirurgieKantonsspitalSt. GallenSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-70017-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-70015-6
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