In the last quarter century, no one has played a stronger role in innovations in hand and wrist fracture management, especially using AO principles, than Jesse Jupiter. This long awaited book is the culmination of his work, along with other pioneers in the field, and presents all key developments in biomechanics, design, materials, and state-of-the-art AO techniques for fracture repair and reconstruction.
Organized in a case-based format, the book focuses on fractures of the hand, scaphoid, and wrist distal radius (including soft-tissue injuries.) For each case, you’ll find detailed patient history, planning, approach, reduction, fixation, and rehabilitation, along with hundreds of full-color illustrations, intraoperative pictures, and x-rays. Instructions for AO fixation techniques and state-of-the-art technological advances help you improve outcomes in daily practice. And, an accompanying DVD-ROM demonstrates step-by-step intraoperative procedures for easy visual comprehension.
Not only will you find detailed explanations of surgical stabilization techniques, but also a wealth of guidelines on specific indications, choice of surgical approach, preoperative planning, and postoperative management. This is a book no orthopedic surgeon should be without.