This new 3rd edition includes 19 new illustrated case studies, a new chapter on locking plates and has been thoroughly updated to reflect progress in this fast moving field. This edition is supplemented by a DVD which includes information on removal of broken implants, preparation of antibiotic rods and the removal of broken implant bolts.
- Begins with a brief overview of the history and biomechanics of the technique, including a chapter covering the difficulties, complications and special intra-operative situations.
- A new section on the special considerations for the use of locking plates, biological & bridge plating.
- Explains the use of LCP as an internal fixator and the pre-conditions for bridge plating, its indications and biomechanical basis.
- Demonstrates the diverse types of nails and numerous methods of usage, including the introduction of better nail designs and innovations in interlocking techniques after the universal availability of image intensifiers.
- Discusses complications associated with the procedure of nailing, locking and implant removal along with practical solutions.
- A new photo gallery including images of case-studies of 19 patients