Reflecting the recent dramatic advances in orthopedic trauma care and orthopedic implants, this highly practical surgical guide provides step-by-step descriptions of new, state-of-the-art techniques as well as in-depth information on classic, time-tested methods. Packed with hundreds of the high-quality, full-color illustrations for which AO books are known, the expert authors of this must-have text discuss operating room principles for different aspects of OR management for ORP (orthotic rehabilitation products) and AO principles of fracture management, and give advice on how to perform common procedures, with an emphasis on the use of surgical instruments. Features: Comprehensive discussion of relative stability, biological fixation, minimally invasive techniques, the correct use of locking head screws and the locking compression plate, and more Concise chapters designed to aid ORP and junior residents as they assist during surgery Full-color illustrations complement thorough descriptions of each step of the procedures AO Techniques and Principles for the Operating Room is an invaluable tool for operating room staff and all residents starting their careers in orthopedic trauma care.
Director ORP/Nurse Education, AO Education, Davos Platz, Switzerland
1 Operating room principles; 2 Principles of trauma care; 3 Anatomical applications.