[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he gold standard for the treatment of nonunions was set
by Weber and Cech in the early 1970s. With this new book the Editors René K
Marti and Peter Kloen provide a comprehensive update on the state-of-the-art
treatment of nonunions.
More than 130 case descriptions are included in the
unique cases section; the core of this collection represents 40 years of René
Marti’s personal experience in nonunion treatment, demonstrating the principle
“technique over technology”. The editors have also carefully selected additional
cases, contributed by several experts in nonunion treatment. Each case provides
step-by-step descriptions of case history, preoperative planning, surgical
approach, reduction, fixation, rehabilitation, and finally pitfalls and pearls.
Hundreds of full-color pictures, precise illustrations, and x-rays demonstrate
the significant steps in nonunion treatment.
In the principles preceding the case presentations relevant information on
evolution, basic science aspects, nonoperative treatment, bone graft, as well as
infected nonunions is provided. The guidelines and solutions presented for the
management of nonunions support orthopaedic and trauma surgeons worldwide.