Current Concepts of External Fixation of Fractures by Hans K. UhthoffCurrent Concepts of External Fixation of Fractures by Hans K. Uhthoff

Current Concepts of External Fixation of Fractures

byHans K. UhthoffEditorElvira Stahl

Paperback | December 7, 2011

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External fixation is now being used widely to maintain fractures, osteo­ tomies, and arthrodeses in a desired position during consolidation. Whereas external fixation has been readily accepted in European countries, its use has weathered a rather stormy course in North America, especially in the treatment of fractures. Only recently has external fixation found its rightful place on this continent as well. Many different models are on the market today, and the practitioner is faced with a difficult decision in selecting a model. Should he buy a system where the fracture has to be reduced first, or should he work with a device permitting a reduction after insertion of the pins? To enable surgeons to study the different systems, to discuss their advantages and disadvantages, and to permit them to put their hands on these devices and inspect them personally, the Division of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Ottawa organized an applied basic science course in May 1981, External Fixation of Fractures. During this course, all major systems were pre­ sented to the participants. As happened during the course "Internal Fixation of Fractures" held two years ago, the rigidity of internal fixation was frequently and intensively debated. Whereas the rigidity of internal fixation cannot be altered during the course of healing, the rigidity of external fixation can be changed. In fact, with progression of union, rods of increasing elasticity can be used.
Title:Current Concepts of External Fixation of FracturesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:442 pagesPublished:December 7, 2011Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

External Fixation: Biomechanical Considerations and Analysis of Components.- Biomechanical Studies of External Fixation: Clinical Application of Animal Studies.- A Classification of External Fixators.- How Stable Should External Fixation Be?.- The Timing of External Fixation.- Complications of External Fixation.- The Double-Frame External Fixator.- Hoffmann External Half Frame Fixation.- External Fixation, Tubular ASIF Set.- External Fixation: The Dresden System.- Judet External Fixator.- Experiences with the Stuhler-Heise Fixator System.- A Review of the Day Frame as External Fixation for Trauma.- Kronner System.- An External Fixation System Using Formable Plastic Rods.- An External Fixation Device Made of polymer Materials.- The Stability of Different Systems A comparative Study.- Stability in the Absence of Contact in the Lower Limbs.- Elastic External Fixation of Tibial Fractures: Influence of Associated Internal Fixation.- External Fixation in Lower Extremity Trauma: Cook County Experience.- Unilateral External Fixation Experience with the ASIF "Tubular" Frame.- External Fixation About the Foot and Ankle.- Anatomic Considerations in the Placement of Percutaneous Pins.- Use of the External Fixator in Thigh Fractures.- The External Fixator for the Prevention and Treatment of Infections.- Septic Nonunion.- Therapy of Post-Traumatic Osteomyelitis.- Treatment of Infected Fractures and Pseudarthroses with External Fixation and Gentamicin-PMMA Beads.- External Fixation as a Secondary Procedure.- External Fixation of Pelvic Fractures Principles of the Trapezoid compression Frame.- External Fixation of Pelvic Ring Fractures.- Pelvic Fracture Stabilization with Hoffmann External Fixation.- External Fixation of the Upper Extremity with the ASIF Tubular Set and Wagner Apparatus.- The Treatment of Wrist Fractures with the Small AO External Fixation Device.- Mini-Hoffmann External Fixator for Fractures of the Hand.- Vascularized versus Conventional Bone Grafts in the Treatment of Bone Loss of Extremities.- Indication and Technique of Knee Joint Arthrodesis.- External Fixation of High Tibial Osteotomies and Proximal Metaphyseal Fractures of the Tibia.- Arthrodesis of the Ankle Joint.- External Skeletal Fixation of the Lower Thoracic and the Lumbar Spine.- Stabilization of the Lower Thoracic and Lumbar Spine: Comparative in Vitro Investigation of an External Skeletal and Various Internal Fixation Devices.- The Use of External Fixators in the Polytraumatized Patient.- External Fixation and Pedicled Muscle Flaps in Complex Open Tibia Fractures.- Indications for the Hoffmann Fixator in Severely Injured Patients.- Shortcomings of External Fixation.- A New Bone Graft Substitute.- List of Contributors.