AO/ASIF Instruments and Implants

A Technical Manual

  • Rigmor Texhammar
  • Christopher Colton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. R. Texhammar, C. Colton
    Pages 1-2
  3. C. Colton
    Pages 3-4
  4. R. Texhammar, C. Colton
    Pages 5-7
  5. S. M. Perren, J. Buchanan, R. Hertel, C. Colton
    Pages 9-32
  6. C. Colton
    Pages 33-47
  7. R. Texhammar
    Pages 49-433
  8. C. Colton
    Pages 553-554
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 555-566

About this book


The original AO/ASIF Instrumentation manual presented a concise and complete description of the AO instruments. Thoughtfully developed by Fridolin Sequin and Rigmor Tex­ hammar, the manual discussed in a clear fashion the purpose and care of the various AO instruments that are handled by the operating room staff. One important feature of the first edition was a detailed checklist of the instruments required for the more common operative procedures for treating fractures. Fridolin Sequin was well-suited to author the first edition: his 15 years of experience as a technical engineer for the AO gave him in-depth knowledge of AO instruments, and he drew on the clinical knowledge of Rigmor Texhammar, a consultant and di­ rector of the AO courses for nurses. Its original feature of com­ bining a column of text with a column of illustrations meant the manual quickly became accepted as a standard. By 1981, trans­ lations could be found in English, French, Spanish, and Italian. Not surprisingly, the manual was very popular.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Rigmor Texhammar
    • 1
  • Christopher Colton
    • 2
  1. 1.AO InternationalStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Nottingham University, Nottingham University HospitalNottinghamGreat Britain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03034-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03032-5
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