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Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum Now Available in a Two-Volume Set

New York, NY, March 18, 2015 --( The fourth edition of the well-known and highly regarded "Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum" by Marvin Tile, David L. Helfet, James F. Kellam, and Mark Vrahas, has just been published in a two-volume set by the AO Foundation and Thieme. Each volume emphasizes decision making based on the assessment of the injury via the patient’s history, physical examination, and interpretation of radiographic investigations. This publication includes hundreds of high-quality images and illustrations as well as access to video presentations demonstrating surgical approaches.

“Although the book has evolved in this fourth edition to a two-volume multiauthored text, with new videos, new illustrations, and extensive rewriting of the text, I am proud, along with my coeditors, that the basic philosophy of care of the severely injured patient has remained; care based on a careful assessment of the personality of the injury including both patient and fracture factors. Although our technology is rapidly changing, this philosophy will remain as the hallmark of exemplary patient care.” – from the Preface by Marvin Tile, CM, MD, BSc(Med), FRCS(C)

Based on the AO principles of operative management of fractures with content reflecting the expertise of more than 80 world-renowned surgeons, this two-volume set will be treasured by orthopaedic surgeons throughout the world.

Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum
Fourth Edition; Two-volume set
Thieme Publishers, New York/Stuttgart. 2015
978 pp, 2,234 illustrations
ISBN: 9783132006317
eISBN: 9783132006713

About the Editors
Marvin Tile, CM, MD, BSc(Med), FRCS(C), is a Toronto-based medical practitioner who has received the Order of Canada award for his services to orthopaedic surgery. He was instrumental in the development of the internationally renowned Sunnybrook Trauma Unit, the first and still the largest in Canada, becoming Surgeon-in-Chief and later Sunnybrook Foundation Chair.

David L. Helfet, MD, is an award winning, South African born, orthopaedic specialist who has spent much of his career at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore. He is currently Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

James F. Kellam, MD, is a Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center—Houston Medical School. He is certified by both the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, and is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.

Mark Vrahas, MD, is the Chief of the Partners Orthopaedic Trauma Service, a clinical and academic collaboration between the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston.

Book launch event
on March, 25th 2015, 3:30-4:00 pm
at Thieme booth #1961, AAOS Annual Meeting 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada

This event will include a meet & greet with three of the book’s editors, Professors Marvin Tile, James F. Kellam, and Mark Vrahas. Members of the press will have the opportunity to interview the editors at the Thieme Booth #1961 prior to the book launch, from 3:00- 3:30 pm.

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

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, eOrthopaedics, eOtolaryngology, eSpine, Medlantis, Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, and the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit
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