Craniomaxillofacial Reconstructive and Corrective Bone Surgery

Principles of Internal Fixation Using the AO/ASIF Technique

  • Alex M. Greenberg
  • Joachim Prein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Alex M. Greenberg, Joachim Prein
      Pages 1-2
  3. Basic Considerations in the Diagnosis of Craniomaxillofacial Bone Defects and Disorders

  4. Biomechanics of Internal Fixation and Dental Osseointegration Implantology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Tomas Albrektsson, Lars Sennerby, Anders Tjellström
      Pages 124-137
    3. Hans-Peter Weber, Daniel A. Buser, Dieter Weingart
      Pages 138-154
    4. Daniel A. Buser, Dieter Weingart, Hans-Peter Weber
      Pages 155-163
    5. Dieter Weingart, Daniel A. Buser, Hans-Peter Weber
      Pages 164-173

About this book


These are exciting times for the diverse group of surgeons who perform craniomaxillofacial surgery. The AO/ASIF (Swiss Association of Internal Fixation) has played a crucial role in the growth of this field through its leadership in research, teaching, and cooperation with industry. As clinicians fascinated by the extraordinary progress in the field, the goal is to advance this new knowledge by teaching AO/ASIF courses and writing textbooks that supplement these courses and related workshops. This textbook adopts the case presentation format used in Craniomaxillofacial Fractures: Pr- ciples of Internal Fixation Using the AO/ASIF Technique. The breadth of the subject meant that a coeditor was advisable and, fortunately, Joachim Prein accepted that role. To make this a c- prehensive textbook, 75 international authorities wrote chapters in the areas of oral and m- illofacial surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and otolaryngology and head and neck surgery. This textbook presents progress in craniomaxillofacial surgery through the technical and sci- tific advances in biomaterials, microvascular surgery, dental implantology, and surgical techniques. Section I covers basic considerations in the diagnosis of craniomaxillofacial defects and disorders.


Surgery biomechanics bone diagnosis fixation implant infection morphology osteotomy reconstruction sinus skull base trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Alex M. Greenberg
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Joachim Prein
    • 5
  1. 1.Division of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryColumbia University School of Dental and Oral SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Division of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Division of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryBeth Israel Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Division of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgerySt. Luke’s/Roosevelt HospitalNew YorkUSA
  5. 5.Clinic for Reconstructive SurgeryKantonsspital BaselBaselSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-94686-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-22427-5
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