- Includes the expert knowledge of AO surgeons from all around the world
- Enhanced by clear photographs, x-rays, MRIs, CT scans, and detailed illustrations
- Comprises two sections: Principles and Cases
- Principles — covers the principles of MIPO surgery as well as education in MIPO.
- Cases — encompasses all anatomical regions. For each region there is a comprehensive introduction covering general aspects of MIPO techniques regarding indications, preoperative planning, and positioning, before indirect and direct reduction and fixation techniques are presented. Case examples then allow the reader to follow each procedure in a thorough, step-by-step manner.
Main concept behind the MIPO technique
- To deal with soft tissue and bone in a way that does not add additional trauma to the fracture site.
- The bone must be accessed through soft-tissue windows away from the fracture site using mainly indirect reduction techniques.
- Direct reduction maneuvers, if needed, should be executed to leave only small “footprints” at the fracture area and reduce disturbance of fracture healing.