By Prof. Dr. Max Aebi FRCS(C), John S. Thalgott M.D., John K. Webb FRCS (auth.)
This booklet has turn into beneficial on account of the fast growth of the surgeries and implants to be had for spinal surgical procedure in the "AO Group". we haven't tried to jot down an in-depth ebook on spinal surgical procedure, yet one that can assist the health practitioner within the use of AO strategies and implants. We con sider the sensible classes held world wide crucial for the educating of sound thoughts in order that technical problems and terrible effects could be stay away from ed for either the health practitioner and, particularly the sufferer. This e-book is a pragmatic guide and an summary of what's taught within the classes. it really is meant to aid the younger spinal health care provider to appreciate the proper use of AO implants. The indi- tions given will reduction the proper use of every strategy. . It needs to be strongly emphasised that surgical procedure of the backbone is technically de manding. The suggestions defined during this booklet should still purely be undertaken via surgeons who're proficient and skilled in spinal surgical procedure. yes options, particularly pedicle screw fIxation and cages, haven't but been totally licensed through the FDA within the usa. even if, through the remainder of the area, using pedicle screws has turn into a customary method for the backbone physician, because it has been proven to enhance fIxation innovations and make allowance segmental correction of the backbone. using cages has develop into increasingly more well known, particularly as a device of minimally invasive spinal surgery.
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Type C Thus, the severity of the injury in terms of instabiliThese injuries are unstable in axial torque. In most ty is expressed by its ranking within this classificacases, instability in axial torque is superimposed on tion system. The degree of instability and prognosthe instabilities already present in types A or B. In- tic aspects indicate the treatment to be applied. stability in torque is caused by the patterns of the The classification is comprehensive as almost any vertebral fracture itself as well as by avulsion of soft- injury can be itemized according to easily recogniztissue attachments (e.
Transient forms may either be allocated to the lesser or more severe category, depending on which characteristics predominate. 37 While dealing with the subject, all injuries described in the classification were seen by us. Regarding statistical data, there is good reason to assume that in the review of the 1445 cases, some type B injuries of the thoracic spine were missed and classified as type A injuries when only standard radiographs were available. Correct diagnosis of posterior distraction injuries is often difficult since some of them can look like plain type A lesions, especially in the thoracic spine.
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AO ASIF Principles in Spine Surgery by Prof. Dr. Max Aebi FRCS(C), John S. Thalgott M.D., John K. Webb FRCS (auth.)