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Small Fragment Set Manual

Technique Recommended by the ASIF-Group

  • U. Heim
  • K. M. Pfeiffer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction and Objectives

    1. U. Heim, K. M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 1-2
  3. General Section

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. U. Heim, K. M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 5-21
    3. U. Heim, K. M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 23-39
    4. U. Heim, K. M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 41-42
    5. U. Heim, K. M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 43-44
    6. U. Heim, K. M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 45-51
  4. Special Section

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. U. Heim, K. M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 55-56
    3. U. Heim, K. M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 57-83
    4. U. Heim, K. M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 85-113
    5. U. Heim, K. M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 115-175
    6. U. Heim, K. M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 177-239
    7. U. Heim, K. M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 241-255
    8. U. Heim, K. M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 257-273
    9. U. Heim, K. M. Pfeiffer
      Pages 275-289
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 291-302

About this book

Introduction

Operation on fractures of shafts and joints is chiefly indicated in the upper arm, forearm, femur and tibia. Injuries in these areas can almost always be successfully treated by the techniques described in the "AS IF Manual of Internal Fixation," followed by early exercises. The fixation of small fragments which are of such biomechanical importance, has hitherto given indifferent results, especially when the distal parts of the hand and foot are involved. The implants and instruments developed by Dr. Heim and tried out by AS IF members during recent years have now been assembled into a "small fragment set," which is now available. These implants have significantly expanded the scope of AS IF instrumentation for internal fixation. Pannike first compared the application of the small fragment set with the conventional methods used in hand surgery. Heim and Pfeiffer in cooperation with Meuli, illustrate in this Volume the small fragment set, elucidating in a didactic manner the composition of the set, the indications for its use, and its method of application to all suitable fractures. Enough good results have been secured to establish the usefulness of this development. The following volume may therefore be regarded as an important supplement to the ASIF Manual. It makes it clear again that every internal fixation requires a high level of technical skill, a sense of responsibility, and very gentle handling of the soft tissues.

Keywords

Instrument Olecranon ankle biomechanics bone fixation foot fracture hand implant knee surgery

Authors and affiliations

  • U. Heim
    • 1
  • K. M. Pfeiffer
    • 2
  1. 1.Chirurgische AbteilungKreuzspitalChurSwitzerland
  2. 2.KantonsspitalBaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-96227-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-06904-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-96227-1
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