Treatment of Fractures in Children and Adolescents

  • B.G. Weber
  • Ch. Brunner
  • F. Frueler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. General Part

  3. Special Part

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. R. Liechti
      Pages 87-95
    3. F. Magerl
      Pages 96-117
    4. P. Mehmann
      Pages 118-129
    5. D. Pelte
      Pages 130-138
    6. F. Magerl, H. Zimmermann
      Pages 139-157
    7. H. Zimmermann
      Pages 158-178
    8. F. Freuler, B. G. Weber, Ch. Brunner
      Pages 179-202
    9. K.G. Stühmer
      Pages 203-217
    10. G. Segmüller, F. Schönenberger
      Pages 218-225
    11. F. Magerl, Ch. Brunner, K. Zöch, P. Berruex
      Pages 226-243
    12. R. Blatter
      Pages 244-253
    13. A. Boitzy
      Pages 254-267
    14. U. Saxer
      Pages 268-293
    15. Ch. Brunner
      Pages 294-323
    16. R. Marti
      Pages 330-349
    17. B.G. Weber, F. Süssenbach
      Pages 350-372
    18. R. Marti
      Pages 373-384
    19. G. Müller
      Pages 394-399
    20. B.G. Weber
      Pages 400-400
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 401-408

About this book


There are many textbooks on fractures in adults, but few deal with those in children and young persons. Publications on fractures in children are usually written by orthope­ dic surgeons who are familiar with the problems presented by the growing skeleton. The principles taught in the best known works on fractures in children by BLOUNT (1954), RETTIG (1957), CHIGOT and ESTEVE (1957), EHALT (1960), POLLEN (1973), and RANG (1974), differ from each other only slightly. The controversy which has sur­ rounded the treatment of fractures in adults in recent years has never extended to chi1drens' fractures. Skillful nonoperative treatment of the latter leads to uneventful healing in the majority of cases, which cannot always be said of similar injuries in adults. "Considerable skill" is required to induce nonunion in a child, and its occur­ rence always results from a serious error of management. In the adult, prolonged immobilization frequently leads to muscle atrophy, joint stiffness, and disturbances of the peripheral innervation and circulation. Fracture treatment by internal fixation in the manner originally described by LANE (1894), LAMBOTTE (1892, 1907, 1913), KONIG (1905, 1931), and DANIS (1932, 1949) has gained wide acceptance only in the last 15 years. Since 1958, MULLER, ALLGOWER, WIL­ LENEGGER, and the other members of the Swiss Association for the Study of Internal Fixation (ASIF) have been developing techniques and instruments for the operative treatment of fractures.


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Editors and affiliations

  • B.G. Weber
    • 1
  • Ch. Brunner
    • 1
  • F. Frueler
    • 2
  1. 1.Klinik für Orthopädische ChirurgieKantonsspitalSt. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.BaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-67273-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-67271-2
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