Technique of Internal Fixation of Fractures

  • M. E. Müller
  • M. Allgöwer
  • H. Willenegger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. General Technique

    1. Front Matter
      Pages XI-XI
    2. Introduction

    3. Operative Technique and Postoperative Management

      1. M. E. Müller
        Pages 20-22
      2. M. E. Müller
        Pages 22-23
      3. M. E. Müller
        Pages 23-25
      4. M. E. Müller
        Pages 25-26
    4. Instruments and their Use

      1. F. Straumann, S. Steinemann
        Pages 27-35
      2. M. E. Müller
        Pages 35-74
  3. Special Fractures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. M. Allgöwer
      Pages 77-112
    3. H. Willenegger, B. G. Weber
      Pages 112-145
    4. M. Allgöwer
      Pages 146-154
    5. M. E. Müller
      Pages 155-158
    6. H. R. Bloch, B. G. Weber
      Pages 159-174
    7. H. Willenegger
      Pages 174-184
    8. W. Bandi, A. Mumenthaler
      Pages 185-205
    9. M. E. Müller
      Pages 206-223
  4. Supplement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. M. E. Müller
      Pages 226-232
    3. M. Allgöwer
      Pages 242-249
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 250-272

About this book


It is to the great and lasting credit of LORENZ BOHLER and his school that they have in the last decade developed and demonstrated so thoroughly the techniques for the conservative management of fractures. Nevertheless there have always been many, including some from BOHLER'S school, who have found considerable place for surgical management, and with the significant progress in general surgery seen in postwar years, a new stimulus has been given to this part of traumatic surgery, especially since bone injuries have become more complex and frequent. The concept of internal fixation is not new. The serious criticisms that have been levelled at it retain today their basic significance. Progress in the fields of asepsis, corrosion-free metal implants, operative experience and postoperative care has diminished the dangers but has not relieved the surgeon of responsibility. The Association for the Study of the Problems of Internal Fixation (AO) has devoted itself over a number of years to the basic principles and best methods of open treatment of fractures by means of extended clinical and scientific studies in order to determine in each individual case the most promising line of treatment. At the same time a well designed and tested instrument set has been developed with precise instructions for the appropriate techniques. As a result, the new observations about primary bone healing which have emerged from the practice of rigid internal fixation are as interesting as the uses to which they can be put in allowing early mobilization.


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Authors and affiliations

  • M. E. Müller
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Allgöwer
    • 3
    • 4
  • H. Willenegger
    • 3
    • 5
  1. 1.Dept. of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Berne Medical SchoolSwitzerland
  2. 2.Dept. of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyKantonsspitalSt. GallenSwitzerland
  3. 3.University of Basle Medical SchoolSwitzerland
  4. 4.Dept. of SurgeryKantonsspitalChurSwitzerland
  5. 5.Dept. of SurgeryKantonsspitalLiestalSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1965
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-88358-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-88356-9
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