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TitleOrthofix External Fixation in Trauma and Orthopaedics [electronic resource] / edited by Giovanni De Bastiani, A. Graham Apley, Anthony Goldberg
ImprintLondon : Springer London, 2000
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Descript XVI, 621 p. online resource


Orthofix External Fixation in Trauma and Orthopaedics provides the scientific basis behind the success of the Orthofix system of external fixators, which are now widely used throughout the world. These devices are used in the treatment of serious fractures, limb lengthening and limb reconstruction. This book covers comprehensively the wide range of scenarios in which such devices can be used. Each topic is dealt with by the appropriate international expert in the field. Orthofix External Fixation in Trauma and Orthopaedics should be read by all those involved in elective or traumatic orthopaedics


I The Scientific Basis of Orthofix External Fixation -- Section 1 Historical Background -- 1 A History of External Fixation -- Section 2 Biological Considerations -- 2 The Biology of Fracture Repair and the Role of Dynamization -- 3 The Biology of Callus Distraction: Callotasis -- 4 The Biology of Soft Tissue Distraction -- 5 The Measurement of Fracture Healing -- Section 3 Biomechanical Aspects -- 6 Biomechanical Performance of the Standard Orthofix External Fixator and Cortical Screws -- 7 The Stability of Orthofix External Fixation: a Comparative Evaluation -- Section 4 Fixators and Fracture Repair -- 8 The Influence of Fixator Design on Fracture Repair: the Orthofix Procallus -- II Orthofix External Fixation in Traumatology -- Section 1 General Principles -- 9 Screw Selection and the Technique of Insertion -- 10 The Technique of Wire Insertion -- 11 Pin Track Infection and the Principles of Pin Site Care -- Section 2 The Upper Limb -- 12 Safety Corridors and Structures at Risk in External Fixation of the Upper Limb -- 13 Diaphyseal and Metaphyseal Fractures of the Humerus -- 14 Fractures, Fracture Dislocations and Stiffness of the Elbow: the Elbow Fixator -- 15 Diaphyseal Fractures of the Forearm -- 16 The Radius: Distal Metaphyseal and Articular Fractures and Corrective Osteotomies -- 17 The RadioLucent Wrist Fixator for Distal Radius Fractures -- 18 The Orthofix Small (30.000) Fixator in Distal Radius Fractures -- 19 Metacarpal Fractures, Phalangeal Fractures and Reconstructive Procedures: the Pennig MiniFixator in the Hand -- Section 3 The Pelvis -- 20 External Fixation in Pelvic Ring Injuries: the Pelvic Fixator -- Section 4 The Lower Limb -- 21 Proximal Femoral Fractures: the Pertrochanteric Fixator -- 22 The Impact of External Fixation of Femoral Fractures on Mortality and Morbidity in Polytrauma Patients -- 23 Supracondylar and Intercondylar Fractures of the Femur -- 24 High Energy Tibial Plateau Fractures -- 25 Proximal Metaphyseal Fractures of the Tibia -- 26 Diaphyseal Fractures of the Tibia: Defining the Place of External Fixation -- 27 Distal Tibial and Plafond Fractures -- 28 Hybrid External Fixation in Tibial Trauma -- 29 Os Calcis Fractures -- 30 Metatarsal Fractures, Phalangeal Fractures and Reconstructive Procedures: the Pennig MiniFixator in the Foot -- Section 5 Fractures in Children -- 31 Fracture Management in Children -- Section 6 Acute Bone Loss Following Trauma -- 32 The Management of Acute Bone Loss Following Trauma -- Section 7 Ancillary Equipment -- 33 Ancillary Equipment for Fracture Management -- 34 The Fragment Fixation System in Intra-articular and Periarticular Fractures -- III Orthofix External Fixation in Orthopaedics -- 35 The Scope of Orthofix External Fixation in Lower Limb Reconstruction -- Section 1 The Correction of Bony and Soft Tissue Deformity -- 36 The Acute Correction of Deformity by Means of Monolateral External Fixation -- 37 Upper Tibial Osteotomy: A Critical Review -- 38 Upper Tibial Hemicallotasis Using a Self-Aligning Articulated Body -- 39 Upper Tibial Hemicallotasis Using the OF-Garches -- 40 Progressive Correction in Bone and Soft Tissue Deformity Using Monolateral Fixation or the Sheffield Hybrid System -- Section 2 Limb Lengthening -- 41 An Historical Perspective Prior to Callotasis -- 42 The Technique of Callotasis and its Application to Monofocal Limb Lengthening -- 43 Upper Metaphyseal Lengthening of the Tibia Using the OF-Garches -- 44 Bifocal Lengthening -- 45 Limb Lengthening in High Risk Cases: The Importance of the Learning Curve -- 46 The Complications of Leg Lengthening -- Section 3 The Management of Non-Union -- 47 An Historical Background to the Treatment of Non-Union -- 48 The Principles of Non-Union Management -- 49 A Review of the Management of Non-Unions Using Orthofix External Fixation Systems -- 50 Bifocal Techniques for Non-Union and Deformity -- 51 The Treatment of Chronic Infected Non-Unions -- 52 Infected Non-Unions with Soft Tissue Loss: the Shortening-Lengthening Technique -- Section 4 Arthrodesis -- 53 External Fixation Techniques for Arthrodesis of the Knee and Ankle -- Section 5 Articulated Distraction -- 54 Joint Stiffness in the Upper Limb: the Arthrodiatasis Technique -- 55 Articulated Distraction of the Hip

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