Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. S. M. Perren
    Pages 1-158
  3. J. Schatzker
    Pages 179-290
  4. S. Weller, D. Höntsch
    Pages 291-365
  5. F. Behrens
    Pages 367-410
  6. Th. Rüedi, L. Schweiberer
    Pages 427-452
  7. U. Heim
    Pages 453-484
  8. M. Tile
    Pages 485-500
  9. J. M. Matta
    Pages 501-518
  10. R. Ganz
    Pages 519-534
  11. H. Tscherne
    Pages 535-552
  12. R. Szyszkowitz
    Pages 553-594
  13. B. G. Weber, Ch. Colton
    Pages 595-612
  14. S. T. Hansen
    Pages 613-626
  15. W. W. Rittmann, J. K. Webb
    Pages 683-688
  16. Ch. Colton, R. K. Marti
    Pages 689-712
  17. H. Rosen
    Pages 713-742
  18. H. Willenegger
    Pages 743-746
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 747-754

About this book


In the early 1950s, the pioneering work of Robert Danis on operative treatment of fractures was in danger of falling into oblivion. Maurice E. Milller, impressed and intrigued by his contacts with Danis, first critically applied internal fixation and immediate mobilization to some 80 patients and found the basic concept confirmed, but in need of further develop­ ment with regard to technology, clinical application, and scientific analysis. In 1958 he assembled a group of friends, general and orthopedic surgeons, willing to invest time and effort in helping to create the necessary armamentarium and to form a study group for clinical trials. This group was set up in the same year under the name Arbeitsgemein­ schaft fUr Osteosynthesefragen (AO), later on to be known in English-speaking countries as the Association for the Study of Internal Fixation (ASIF). The first report on operative treatment of fractures by Milller, Allgower, and Willeneg­ ger, published in 1963, stressed the advantages of early open reduction and internal fixa­ tion. This book, first published in German, amusingly lost an important part when trans­ lated into English. At the suggestion of worried American and English partners, a picture series showing the healing pattern of 188 tibial fractures operated on in Chur between December 20, 1961 and April 26, 1962 was left out.


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Authors and affiliations

  • M. E. Müller
    • 1
  • M. Allgöwer
    • 2
  • R. Schneider
    • 3
  • H. Willenegger
    • 4
  1. 1.Fondation Maurice E. MüllerBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.International Society of Surgery (ISS) / Société Internationale de Chirurgie (SIC)Reinach BL 1Switzerland
  3. 3.BielSwitzerland
  4. 4.AO-InternationalBernSwitzerland

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Allgöwer
    • 1
  1. 1.International Society of Surgery (ISS) / Société Internationale de Chirurgie (SIC)Reinach BL 1Switzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-55297-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77380-8
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