AO Principles of Fracture Management in the Dog and Cat

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A step-by-step manual with DVD!This new AO text is a step-by-step manual for treating fractures in the mandible, maxilla, spine, scapula, pelvis, humerus, radius, ulna, femur, patella, tibia and fibula, carpus, tarsus, metacarpal and metatarsal bones, and digits. Engaging current concepts of AO teaching with a particular focus on the biology of fracture healing, this book is designed to guide the surgeon through all the stages of fracture management, from preoperative evaluation and fracture planning, to anesthesia and pain management protocols, to fraction reduction techniques and surgical procedures. The authors also discuss considerations for rehabilitation. This authoritative resource comes with a DVD-ROM containing the entire book in digital form for easy search and convenient text-to-video launch of 64 AO teaching videos and 12 animations that demonstrate key surgical techniques. This text is a must for all practicing veterinary orthopedic surgeons.

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The contributors, selected for their expertise and knowledge of the subject, provide the reader with practical advice on the management of the commonly occurring fractures in the dog, and cat. The text is lavishly illustrated with full-color illustrations, intraoperative pictures and radiographs. A comprehensive description of each procedure is complemented by animations and sequences from AO Teaching Videos on a DVD-ROM.
In a departure from previous AO textbooks, chapters provide advice on preoperative preparation, perioperative pain control, anesthesia, radiography, postoperative care, and rehabilitation.
New concepts have been embraced and considerably more emphasis is placed on alternative methods of fixation to bone plating. The indications for biological fracture fixation and anatomical reconstruction are addressed, with illustrated examples of both techniques appearing throughout the text.

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The majority of this textbook is dedicated to detailing the techniques available for the repair of fractures which it does admirably. ...The illustrations, which range from simple line drawings to photographs and algorithms, are excellent. When you combine these visual aids with concise and accurate descriptions, the result is a very useful guide for the beginner orthopaedic surgeon whilst at the same time acting as a reference tool for the more experienced operator. The information given on complications, corrective osteotomies and arthrodesis is also very well presented and useful. Bold print sentences and highlighted comments in the page margins...may be useful for students doing last minute preparation for an examination. --Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology

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