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Manual of Internal Fixation in the Horse

  • Gustave E. Fackelman
  • David M. Nunamaker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gustave E. Fackelman, David M. Nunamaker
      Pages 3-7
    3. Gustave E. Fackelman, David M. Nunamaker
      Pages 8-24
    4. Gustave E. Fackelman, David M. Nunamaker
      Pages 25-34
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Gustave E. Fackelman, David M. Nunamaker
      Pages 37-65
    3. Gustave E. Fackelman, David M. Nunamaker
      Pages 67-89
    4. Gustave E. Fackelman, David M. Nunamaker
      Pages 91-97
    5. Gustave E. Fackelman, David M. Nunamaker
      Pages 99-101
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 103-108

About this book

Introduction

It is with pleasure that we offer these introductory remarks for the Manual of Internal Fixation in the Horse, a book describing a further application of AO or ASIF techniques. The letters A-O stand for the Arbeitsgemeinschaft fUr Osteosynthesefragen and have been trans­ lated into the Association for the Study of Internal Fixation. The organization is truly a "study group", created in Switzerland, that met for the first time in 1958. The major goal was to establish a task of fracture treatment by force committed to the improvement osteosynthesis. The group's motivation arose out of the then prevailing unsound or inconsistently successful attempts at fracture treatment. According to statistics obtained from the Swiss National Health Insurance Program at the time, the so-called conservative treatment of fractures had resulted in a high rate of persistent morbidity. The problems encoun­ tered included: irreparable damage due to long-term immobilization; delayed union or pseudoarthrosis; malalignment; and, inadequate reduction of intraarticular fractures with resultant osteoarthritis. Accurate, stable osteosynthesis seemed the only practical way to address those various shortcomings. However, many of the osteosyn­ theses performed at that time had led to new problems, since most were not stable and, in some cases, actually worked to prevent healing.

Keywords

Instrument Olecranon Osteosynthese Pferdekrankheit biomechanics bone fixation fracture osteoarthritis osteosynthesis surgery

Authors and affiliations

  • Gustave E. Fackelman
    • 1
  • David M. Nunamaker
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Veterinary MedicineTufts UniversityNorth GraftonUSA
  2. 2.New Bolton CenterSchool of Veterinary MedicineKennett SquareUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-81469-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-81471-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-81469-3
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