The Internal Fixation — Method of the AO

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


Rigid internal fixation can be accomplished by either:
  1. A

    Compression (axial, interfragmental by itself or in combination with neutralization or buttress plates) or

  2. A

    Medullary nailing.



Kirschner Wire Tension Band Medullary Canal Comminute Fracture Cancellous Screw 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. E. Müller
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Allgöwer
    • 3
    • 4
  • H. Willenegger
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.University of Berne Medical SchoolBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Dept. of OrthopaedicsUniversity of BerneBernSwitzerland
  3. 3.University of Basle Medical SchoolBaselSwitzerland
  4. 4.Dept. of SurgeryUniversity of BasleBaselSwitzerland
  5. 5.University of Basle Medical SchoolLiestalSwitzerland
  6. 6.Dept. of SurgeryLiestalSwitzerland

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