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A Contemporary Reference on Periprosthetic Fractures

New York, NY, February 18, 2014 --( "Periprosthetic Fracture Management," by Michael Schütz, Carsten Perka, and Thomas Rüedi, recently published by Thieme and the AO foundation, provides the latest techniques for managing periprosthetic fractures (i.e., fractures around implants) from the world’s leading experts. Covering all relevant anatomical regions, it includes surgical pitfalls, complex cases, and a new comprehensive Unified Classification System, (UCS) on periprosthetic fractures that combines the original Vancouver classification with the AO/OTA Fracture and Dislocation Classification. Carefully selected case studies in the book illustrate and describe individual solutions for complex, problematic fractures.

“I would like to congratulate the editors and all the authors on a timely and remarkably well done volume and would recommend to all who manage these periprosthetic fractures this AO Manual as an absolute must.” – From the Foreword by David L. Helfet, MD

Orthopedic and trauma surgeons can use this book to expand their knowledge of the risk factors and assessment of periprosthetic fractures as well as available options for fracture fixation techniques and more complex revisions or reconstructive procedures.

Periprosthetic Fracture Management
Thieme Publishers, New York, Stuttgart. 2014
400 pp, 130 illustrations
ISBN: 9783131715111
eBook - Available from, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN: 9783131715210

About the Authors

Michael Schütz, MD, FRACS, FAOrthA, is Director of Trauma, E50 Hospital, Metro South Health Service District, and Professor and Chair in Trauma, Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Carsten Perka, MD, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Centrum für Muskuloskeletale Chirurgie, Berlin, Germany

Thomas P. Rüedi, MD, FACS is founding and honorary member of the AO Foundation, Maienfeld, Switzerland

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a medical and scientific publishing house employing more than 900 staff and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Rio and Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in online and print publishing. Thieme publishes 150 peer-reviewed journals and more than 450 new books annually. The company has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include eNeurosurgery, Medlantis, Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit

About the AO Foundation
The AO Foundation is a medically guided nonprofit organization led by an international group of surgeons specialized in the treatment of trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Founded in 1958 by 13 visionary surgeons, AO today fosters one of the most extensive networks of currently more than 12,000 surgeons, operating room personnel, and scientists in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit:
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