AO Trauma announces publication of two new books

AO Trauma is delighted to announce the publication and launch of two new books published together with the AO Education Institute. 

06 December 2019

Book launch

From left to right: J Miquel Sales Pérez, Miquel Videla Cés, Roberto Rivero Sosa, Rodrigo Pesantez, Joan Girós Torres

During the AO Davos Courses 2019, AO Trauma launched officially its latest pioneering print publications.


Learning From Failures in Orthopedic Trauma—Key Points for Success

Learning From Failures in Orthopedic Trauma—Key Points for Success, by editors Miquel Videla Cés, J Miquel Sales Pérez, Joan Girós Torres, and Roberto Rivero Sosa, is a valuable resource that helps surgeons improve their understanding and prevention of failures in osteosynthesis. Offering more than 70 cases collected over the last 25 years, this book explores the reason and response to surgical error by real cases from different anatomical regions of the body and gives surgeons the opportunity to learn from failures without making them themselves. This valuable publication encourages the surgeon community to openly discuss failures among peers, which was unthinkable six decades ago, and bring those insights into their daily practices.

A highly relevant topic

This book is the first of its kind, exploring mistakes in surgery, a highly relevant topic that was not talked about six decades ago. It analyzes failures and offers tips on how to successfully prevent such mistakes by recognizing, understanding, and correcting them.

"Volunteering your time and donating your expertise is of greatest value to the AO. It's because of people like you that the AO and the surgical community have benefited and achieved so much," Rodrigo Pesantez concluded the introduction.

Purchase the book today.


Manual of Fracture Management—Foot and Ankle

AO Trauma is proud to present the highly valuable Manual of Fracture Management—Foot and Ankle by the editors Stefan Rammelt, Michael Swords, Mandeep S Dhillon, and Andrew K Sands. This book examines the techniques and procedures for the management of fractures and dislocations of the foot and ankle. Through a carefully selected collection of 59 cases covering a comprehensive range of foot and ankle surgeries, this book fulfills the need for a practical, hands-on manual for surgeons. It is ideal for general trauma and orthopedic surgeons, as well as foot and ankle specialists of all levels. 

Stefan Rammelt emphasized the importance of the book: "If the foot is not looked after, the person cannot walk or participate in any activity; thus, it is one of the most important parts of the body and needs to be handled well by all surgeons."

Purchase the book today.


“We are very happy to fill the gap in the armamentarium of AO Trauma education.”

Mandeep S Dhillon

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