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External fixation is one of the most versatile treatment options for fracture repair in small animals. The advantages include enhancing both the mechanical and biologic environment for optimal fracture healing. Veterinary external fixation is evolving and there are now improved techniques, better instrumentation and a continuing reduction in the incidence of complications. General veterinary practitioners can master the techniques and equipment costs are low.This book offers a highly practical guide to the use of linear external fixators in small animal practice. Divided into two sections, the first section reviews essential knowledge and technical details that underpin the successful treatment of a clinical case. The second is a collection of case studies selected to show the range of fracture types and fixator systems available. Within each case there is discussion of treatment options and clinical decision-making. Follow-up radiographs then provide invaluable insight into the normal radiographic appearance of healing and healed fractures. The authors have put together an intensely practical book that will no doubt prove to be the perfect learning tool for the surgical resident and practising veterinarian. Key features:A unique approach ensures the book is both practical and easy to read Written to appeal to practising veterinarians world-wide Contains over three hundred high quality radiographs Structured for detailed study or quick referenceContent: Chapter 1 Basics of External Fixation (pages 5–12): Chapter 2 Deciding when to Use External Fixation (pages 13–15): Chapter 3 Preoperative Care (pages 16–26): Chapter 4 Fracture Reduction (pages 27–32): Chapter 5 Placement of Pins (pages 33–42): Chapter 6 The Securos External Fixation System (pages 43–52): Chapter 7 The IMEX?SK External Fixation System (pages 53–59): Chapter 8 The Acrylic Pin External Fixator System (pages 60–68): Chapter 9 Evaluation of Postoperative Radiographs (pages 69–72): Chapter 10 Bandaging and Aftercare (pages 73–78): Chapter 11 Recheck Examinations (pages 79–87): Chapter 12 Complications (pages 88–99): Chapter 13 Radius/ulna (pages 103–143): Chapter 14 Tibia (pages 145–181): Chapter 15 Humerus (pages 183–195): Chapter 16 Femur (pages 197–213): Chapter 17 Transarticular (pages 215–231):
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Karl Kraus (April 28, 1874 – June 12, 1936) was an Austrian writer and journalist, known as a satirist, essayist, aphorist, playwright and poet.
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