Ao manual of fracture management pdf
Thieme E-Books & E-JournalsFor the last half century, the AO Foundation has been a pioneer in developing principles and techniques of fracture fixation. Wide-spread acceptance of its philosophy has been supported by a well-developed educational programme including instructional meetings and technical manuals. The original AO manuals of internal fixation expounding the principles of anatomical reduction and rigid internal fixation were compulsory reading for orthopaedic trauma surgeons. This book builds on the first edition published in Like its award-winning predecessor, this second edition aims to provide trainee and senior surgeons with up-to-date knowledge for correctly applying AO philosophy and principles as they apply to the management of fractures. I feel these aims have been largely met.
The AO Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the care of people with musculoskeletal injuries and their sequelae through research, development, education and quality assurance in the principles, practice, and result of fracture treatment. Distribution and sales of all AO products is done through Synthes via a subsidiary. Growth led to restructuring and the AO Foundation was constituted in December AO regularly hold courses worldwide for Orthopedic Surgeons and other health professionals. These include hands on experience of using the latest implants, as well as lectures from expert surgeons and discussions. The foundation has a large impact in the field of Maxillofacial surgery and many of the foundation recommendations are used in that field.
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