Internal Fixation of the Mandible

A Manual of AO/ASIF Principles

  • Bernd Spiessl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Basic Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Internal Fixation of Fresh Fractures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
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  4. Reconstructive Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 363-375

About this book


The rigid internaI fixation of mandibular fractures has become a widely ac­ cepted practice among European surgeons. The caution or even outright re­ jection voiced at a congress of the German Society of Maxillofacial Sur­ 1970s is no longer prevalent. Through a process of geons held in the late critical review and implementation, rigid internaI fixation has become an established treatment modality at numerous centers, especially in Switzer­ land, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Netherlands. By comparison, the method has received very little attention in North America and the Anglo-Saxon countries. By and large, surgeons in these countries continue to treat mandibular fractures by intermaxillary fixation, possibly supplemented by the use of interosseous wires. Many recent edi­ tions of surgical texts confirm this. Lately, however, there appears to be a surge of interest in methods of functionally stable internaI fixation, especially in the United States of America, and AO/ ASIF instruction courses are increasingly in demand. This book is intended to aid course participants in their lessons and practi­ cal exercises and also to guide the clinical practitioner in the application of AO/ ASIF principles. Basel, September 1988 B.SPIESSL VII Acknowledgments I have received help from many sources. The colleagues of the past 20 years who have contributed to the case material upon which this manual is based are too numerous to credit by name.


Surgery anatomy biomechanics fixation fracture tumor

Authors and affiliations

  • Bernd Spiessl
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.University of BaselBasel (Kantonsspital)Switzerland
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of BaselBasel (Kantonsspital)Switzerland
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryKantonsspitalAarauSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-71036-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71034-6
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