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Current Concepts of External Fixation of Fractures

  • Hans K. Uhthoff
  • Elvira Stahl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. F. Behrens
    Pages 15-19
  3. V. Mooney, B. Claudi
    Pages 21-26
  4. Ch. C. Edwards
    Pages 27-42
  5. S. A. Green
    Pages 43-52
  6. J. Vidal, J. Melka
    Pages 53-60
  7. G. Hierholzer, A. Chernowitz
    Pages 75-82
  8. J. Hellinger
    Pages 83-90
  9. R. Judet, Th. Judet, M. Bisserié, N. Siguier, B. Brumpt
    Pages 91-97
  10. R. L. Buechel
    Pages 111-116
  11. R. Kleining, A. Chernowitz
    Pages 131-135
  12. Ch. C. Edwards
    Pages 185-201
  13. S. A. Green
    Pages 221-233
  14. K. H. Müller
    Pages 235-252
  15. A. K. Hedley, M. L. Bernstein
    Pages 263-272
  16. P. Slätis, E. O. Karaharju, J.-P. Kaukonen, A.-L. Kairento
    Pages 273-280
  17. D. C. Mears
    Pages 281-292
  18. S. Weller, K. Weise
    Pages 325-332
  19. K. Weise, S. Weller
    Pages 343-351
  20. B. F. Claudi, V. Mooney
    Pages 381-385
  21. R. E. Jones, G. Cierny III, S. Byrd
    Pages 387-393
  22. Ch. C. Edwards, B. D. Browner
    Pages 395-413
  23. J. J. Prieto, A. M. Pankovich
    Pages 415-423
  24. V. Mooney, R. Holmes
    Pages 425-431
  25. Back Matter
    Pages 433-444

About these proceedings

Introduction

External fixation is now being used widely to maintain fractures, osteo­ tomies, and arthrodeses in a desired position during consolidation. Whereas external fixation has been readily accepted in European countries, its use has weathered a rather stormy course in North America, especially in the treatment of fractures. Only recently has external fixation found its rightful place on this continent as well. Many different models are on the market today, and the practitioner is faced with a difficult decision in selecting a model. Should he buy a system where the fracture has to be reduced first, or should he work with a device permitting a reduction after insertion of the pins? To enable surgeons to study the different systems, to discuss their advantages and disadvantages, and to permit them to put their hands on these devices and inspect them personally, the Division of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Ottawa organized an applied basic science course in May 1981, External Fixation of Fractures. During this course, all major systems were pre­ sented to the participants. As happened during the course "Internal Fixation of Fractures" held two years ago, the rigidity of internal fixation was frequently and intensively debated. Whereas the rigidity of internal fixation cannot be altered during the course of healing, the rigidity of external fixation can be changed. In fact, with progression of union, rods of increasing elasticity can be used.

Keywords

Druckosteosynthese Fractures fixation fracture surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans K. Uhthoff
    • 1
  • Elvira Stahl
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of OrthopaedicsFaculty of Medicine of the University of OttawaCanada
  2. 2.MontréalCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-68448-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-68450-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-68448-7
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