In the second edition of "AO Principles of Fracture Management," all chapters, including ones focusing on osteoporosis, biotechnology, and the spine, have been revised according to the latest developments in the field. Over 1,000 illustrations have been redrawn with important didactics in mind. There is complete coverage of the newest applications for locking plates, which guides the reader through fracture classification, decision-making, and planning. An accompanying disc, which adeptly showcases the entire text from the books and the instructional AO teaching videos, is now considerably longer and includes a new narration track.
About The Editors
The editors consist of Thomas P. Ruedi, M.D., F.A.C.S., Switzerland; Richard E. Buckley, M.D., F.R.C.S., Associate Professor, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Center, Calgary, Canada; and Christopher G. Moran, M.D., F.R.C.S., University Hospital, Queens Medical Center, Nottingham, UK.
About AO Foundation
The AO is a non-profit organization based on a network of surgeons who are committed to the study, practice, and teaching of AO principles and their advancement in the field of trauma and musculoskeletal surgery. Founded in Switzerland in 1958 under the name of "Arbeitsgemeinschaft fuer Osteosynthesefragen", the AO today represents the world's leading knowledge organization in osteosynthesis. The AO organization works together with industry in the areas of research, development, education and quality assurance in fracture treatment for the benefit of fracture patients.
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