AO/ASIF Instruments and Implants: A Technical Manual
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:3/2/2004 - Springer
By: Rigmor Texhammar, Christopher Colton
The evolution of AO/ASIF instruments and implants and the introduction of new techniques of application in traumatology and orthopaedics has made it necessary to update the previous instrumentation manual. This completely revised new edition describes the entire range of AO/ASIF instrumentation, except for that used in spinal and maxillofacial surgery. Numerous figures accompany the text, illustrating both the individual instruments and implants and their handling and application. The book is thus a valuable supplement to the Manual of Internal Fixation and the Internal Fixation of Small Fractures, and can be used as a reference by all the members of the surgical team once the decision has been made to perform an AO skeletal stabilisation. An introductory chapter on the basic AO technique will familiarise the reader with some new considerations regarding fracture care. And a chapter describing some operative procedures has been included to guide the operating room team in understanding the tactics