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Internal Fixation of Small Fractures

Technique Recommended by the AO-ASIF Group

  • Urs Heim
  • Karl M. Pfeiffer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. History and Goals

    1. Urs Heim, Karl M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 1-2
  3. General Section

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Urs Heim, Karl M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 5-30
    3. Urs Heim, Karl M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 69-71
    4. Urs Heim, Karl M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 73-74
    5. Urs Heim, Karl M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 75-76
    6. Urs Heim, Karl M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 77-80
  4. Special Section

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Urs Heim, Karl M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 83-83
    3. Urs Heim, Karl M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 85-106
    4. Urs Heim, Karl M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 107-137
    5. Urs Heim, Karl M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 139-144
    6. Urs Heim, Karl M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 145-178
    7. Urs Heim, Karl M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 179-245
    8. Urs Heim, Karl M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 247-258
    9. Urs Heim, Karl M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 259-260
    10. Urs Heim, Karl M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 261-335
    11. Urs Heim, Karl M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 337-371
    12. Urs Heim, Karl M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 373-381
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 383-395

About this book

Introduction

The second English-language edition of the Small Fragment Set Manual was enthusiastically received and quickly went into a second printing. In preparing a third edition, we found it necessary to revise the text extensively and partly restructure it. The reasons for this are numerous. Experience of recent years has brought technical refinements in the operative treatment of many types of small fracture. Many of these changes stem from the small-fragment-set training programs conducted in Switzerland since 1980, and also from courses and symposia that have been held in other European countries and the United States. These events were occasions for a fruitful ex­ change of experience with surgeons who were critical of our methods. As a result of this exchange, we perceived a need both to revise our indications and to give greater attention to alternative techniques. We also felt it necessary to respond to criticisms of the first two editions concerning the catalog-like instrument lists and illustrations, and the attention given to fundamental techniques. Many surgeons who work or would like to work with small implants, especially those practicing abroad, are inexperienced in operations on the larger bones. It is imperative that these colleagues be given a basic introduction to the "biomechanical thinking" of the Swiss Association for the Study of Internal Fixation (ASIF).

Keywords

Instrument Osteosynthese ankle bone fixation foot fracture hand implant knee reconstructive surgery shoulder surgery traumatology

Authors and affiliations

  • Urs Heim
    • 1
  • Karl M. Pfeiffer
    • 2
  1. 1.Gümligen-BernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Chirurgisches DepartementKantonsspital BaselBaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-72614-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-72616-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-72614-9
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