Former AO Presidents visit AAOS for launch of new AO Trauma text

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AOTrauma was pleased to launch the Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum: Principles and Methods of Management - Fourth Edition at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons conference at the Sands in Las Vegas in March 2015. The event drew more than 33,000 delegates worldwide giving AO and the book great exposure.

Three of the book's editors, Marvin Tile, Jim Kellam, (both former AO Presidents) and Mark Vrahas were present to graciously greet the many delegates and chapter authors that stopped by. However, it was Professor Tile that was a particular main attraction, with delegates requesting signed copies of their book and also to have pictures taken with him. Marvin's appearance at the event was all the more fitting — it was at Caesars Palace where he almost single-handedly wrote the first edition back in 1983.

"I feel wonderful that the new and expanded edition of this work is now completed and on the shelves, said Dr Tile".

"There is no other definitive text on this very important subset of trauma and I am pleased that AO Education Institute, along with AOTrauma and Thieme all agreed to publish this new work."

"I am also grateful to all the authors and editors for their efforts in seeing this project to fruition. Without them we could never have developed a comprehensive two volume set now covering all the subjects in the pelvis and acetabulum, and with associated videos developed by surgeons from around the world," he said.

But the book is not just intended for beginner surgeons with plenty of information of interest to advanced practitioners. Fellow editor David Helfet said: "This fourth edition provides surgeons in training with the basics of pelvic and acetabulum fractures to help make the critical decisions regarding patient care, but the experienced surgeons will also be updated by the new techniques presented and the discussion of the results."

The book also offers 6 hours of video detailing a wide range of approaches and procedures. Editor and long standing AO contributor Dr Jim Kellam contributed enormously to developing these videos as well as to develop and oversee much of the book.

He said, "I am proud of AOTrauma and all the people that produced the publication and the authors for their commitment to producing what is now a definite resource for pelvic and acetabular fracture surgery. This book has used both Marv Tile’s previous editions as well as Emile Letournel’s acetabular fracture book as the solid foundation for providing the authors with the ability to present the state of the art in this area."

One surgeon that was most proud to be part of this fourth edition is Dr Mark Vrahas. "It is a great honor to be included as an editor on this book as Marvin Tile is a true giant in the field. There have been many advances in the field since Dr Tile’s first edition, and our numerous luminary contributors have brought these into perspective. Nevertheless, Dr Tile's initial insights laid the groundwork for everything that followed. It is wonderful for me to contribute in a small way as an editor to carry on his legacy."

A reminder that AOTrauma members receive a 20% discount on the book. For more details or to obtain your own copy, visit the Thieme Publishing web site.


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