Heidelberg External Fixation: Unilateral Fixation Techniques in Limb Deformity Corrections

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Thieme, 1998 - Medical - 145 pages

The goal of this book is to convey the underlying principles and practical information on modern techniques of Unilateral External Fixation System.The first part of the book covers the principles of unilateral corrective techniques in external fixation and includes detailed descriptions of the actual surgical techniques. Postoperative care, management of potential difficulties, and complications are also described.

The second part of the book is composed of 45 case reports, demonstrating the use of the Heidelberg System in a wide variety of specific congenital and posttraumatic conditions. This section uses before-and-after radiographs and line drawings of how the external fixation equipment is applied to show the benefits of the technique. Indications and therapy, as well as special points unique to each type of case are described. Tips are provided where appropriate.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Techniques of Unilateral Correction
13
Preoperative Drawing
21
Aftercare and Followup
27
The Heidelberg Fixator
36
Bone Lengthening
42
Congenital Short Tibia
48
Achondroplasia
54
Deformity Corrections with
84
Enchondromatosis
90
Coxa Vara Deformity
96
Shortening of the Femur
102
Applications in Traumatology
104
Posttraumatic Pseudoarthrosis
110
InfectionDefect Pseudoarthrosis
116
Posttraumatic Ankle Arthrosis
122

Deformity Corrections without
66
Genu Valgum in Cartilaginous
72
Postinfectious Ankylosis
78
Hip Joint Dislocation
128
Index
141
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Department of Radiology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland

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