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Atlas of Internal Fixation

Fractures of Long Bones. Classification, Statistical Analysis, Technique, Radiology

  • Rafael Orozco
  • J. Miquel Sales
  • Miquel Videla

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVII
  2. Rafael Orozco, J. Miquel Sales, Miquel Videla
    Pages 1-7
  3. Rafael Orozco, J. Miquel Sales, Miquel Videla
    Pages 9-27
  4. Rafael Orozco, J. Miquel Sales, Miquel Videla
    Pages 29-47
  5. Rafael Orozco, J. Miquel Sales, Miquel Videla
    Pages 49-55
  6. Rafael Orozco, J. Miquel Sales, Miquel Videla
    Pages 57-77
  7. Rafael Orozco, J. Miquel Sales, Miquel Videla
    Pages 79-119
  8. Rafael Orozco, J. Miquel Sales, Miquel Videla
    Pages 121-157
  9. Rafael Orozco, J. Miquel Sales, Miquel Videla
    Pages 159-199
  10. Rafael Orozco, J. Miquel Sales, Miquel Videla
    Pages 201-225
  11. Rafael Orozco, J. Miquel Sales, Miquel Videla
    Pages 227-249
  12. Rafael Orozco, J. Miquel Sales, Miquel Videla
    Pages 251-279
  13. Rafael Orozco, J. Miquel Sales, Miquel Videla
    Pages 281-309
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 311-337

About this book

Introduction

The AO documentation was established at the beginning of 1959, only 3 months after the founding of the AO. We used from the very beginning our X-ray cards and code sheets. Progress was rapid. Towards the end of 1959, we had already over 1000 X-ray cards with miniaturized X-rays representing the initial X-ray, the one after surgery, and the one at the 4-month follow-up. From the very beginning, the documentation was one of our four main pillars and provided us with manifold services. The docu­ mentation helped us in teaching the use of our instruments and implants, made it possible for us to establish a quality control system, helped us establish the indications for treatment, made it possible for us to plan graphically the operative procedures, and was of enormous help for us when we were developing our operative techniques. As an added bonus, the documentation provided us also with many slides of X-rays of the cases which we had documented. These we used in our 1ectures on the AO method. The X-ray cards of the documentation became also the basis for the AO technical commission in its evaluation of the instruments. Furthermore, the chief of each participating clinic received duplicates of all miniaturized X-rays which the documentation received from his institution. This he1ped him to see immediately what his co-workers were able to achieve and whether his co-workers had grasped the essence of the AO method and its applications.

Keywords

fixation fracture internal fixation orthopaedic surgery surgery trauma

Authors and affiliations

  • Rafael Orozco
    • 1
  • J. Miquel Sales
    • 1
  • Miquel Videla
    • 1
  1. 1.Maurice E. Müller FoundationBarcelonaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-05893-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-05895-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05893-0
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