The Rationale of Operative Fracture Care

  • Joseph Schatzker
  • Marvin Tile

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. General Aspects of Stable Fixation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Schatzker
      Pages 3-12
    3. J. Schatzker
      Pages 13-21
    4. J. Schatzker, M. Tile
      Pages 23-27
  3. Fractures of the Upper Extremity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. M. Tile
      Pages 31-59
    3. J. Schatzker
      Pages 61-70
    4. J. Schatzker
      Pages 89-95
    5. J. Schatzker
      Pages 97-101
    6. M. Tile
      Pages 103-129
  4. Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. M. Tile
      Pages 133-172
    3. M. Tile
      Pages 173-213
  5. Fractures of the Lower Extremity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. J. Schatzker
      Pages 217-234
    3. J. Schatzker
      Pages 235-253
    4. J. Schatzker
      Pages 255-273
    5. J. Schatzker
      Pages 275-278
    6. J. Schatzker
      Pages 279-295
    7. M. Tile
      Pages 297-341
    8. M. Tile
      Pages 371-405
    9. M. Tile
      Pages 407-432
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 433-444

About this book


After the publication of the AO book Technique of Internal Fixation of Fractures (Miiller, Allgower and Willenegger, Springer-Verlag, 1965), the authors decided after considerable discussion amongst themselves and other members of the Swiss AO that the next edition would appear in three volumes. In 1969, the first volume was published (the English edition, Manual of Internal Fixation, appeared in 1970). This was a manual of surgical technique which discussed implants and instruments and in which the problems of internal fixation were presented schematically without radio­ logical illustrations. The second volume was to be a treatise on the biomechanical basis of internal fixation as elucidated by the work done in the laboratory for experi­ mental surgery in Davos. The third volume was planned as the culminating effort based upon the first two volumes, treating the problems of specific fractures and richly illustrated with clinical and radiological examples. It was also to discuss results of treatment, comparing the results obtained with the AO method with other methods. The second and third volumes were never published. The second edition of the AO Manual appeared in 1977. It dealt in greater detail with the problems discussed in the first edition, although it still lacked clinical exam­ ples and any discussion of indications for surgery. Like the first edition, it was trans­ lated into many languages and was well received. Finally, after 22 years, the much discussed and much needed third volume has appeared.


Instrument biomechanics fixation fracture implant surgery

Authors and affiliations

  • Joseph Schatzker
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marvin Tile
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Sunnybrook Medical CentreTorontoCanada
  2. 2.University of TorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-02485-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02483-6
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