This book is a comprehensive review of the subject of knee surgery with particular emphasis on the reconstruction of knee injuries. The book covers the topics of meniscal, ligament and articular cartilage injuries, their diagnosis, investigation and treatment options. The book specifically addresses the difficult and controversial areas of such surgery with descriptions of the different treatment options, extensive literature review, review of the reported success and details of surgical techniques. The authors are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds with surgeons from the USA, the UK and Europe but also from Australia. The book also provides expert and essential backgrounds to some of the difficult topics in knee surgery by bioengineers and basic scientists.
Readership: Orthopaedic surgeons
Section 1 - Primary Anterior Crucite Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
1 Aglietti & Giron: What is the natural history of ACL injury in the athletic individual?
2 Marks, Droll & Cameron: Does ACL reconstruction prevent articular degeneration? The ACL risk equation
3 Brown: Primary ACL reconstruction: What are the best methods of fixation for grafts used in ACL reconstruction surgery?
4 Mair & Johnson: Bone-tendon-bone autograft ACL reconstruction is the most effective surgical option for restoring anterior knee stability following ACL injury
5 Clatworthy: Implications of tunnel widening in the ACL reconstructed knee
6 Crites & Curl: Primary ACL reconstruction: Does gender matter in the outcomes of ACL reconstruction surgery?
7 Vert: Lactic and glycolic acid-based bioresorbable polymeric materials in ACL reconstrction
8 Johnson & Koh: Bio-absorbable interference screws in ACL reconstruction
9 Jones & Suh: The physiology of bone-tendon healing must be considered for successful ACL reconstruction rehabilitation
10 Shelbourne & Dersam : The evolution of rehabilitation for ACL reconstruction
11 Paletta: ACL Reconstruction in the Skeletally Immature: indications, methodology and concerns
12 Bartlett: Indications for ACL reconstruction in the over-forty age group
Section 2 - Revision ACL reconstruction
13 Carson, Sexton & Jones: Graft options for revision ACL reconstruction: which is most effective?
14 Puddu & Cerullo: One stage versus two stage revision ACL reconstruction: indications and techniques
Section 3 - Medial collateral ligament
15 Guettler & Higgins: Medial collateral ligament repair at the time of primary ACL reconstruction: when and why
Section 4 - Lateral collateral ligament/postero-lateral corner
16 Allen & Lopez: Acute repair of the posterolateral structures of the knee results in superior clinical outcomes compared to current methods of reconstruction
17 Wahl & Warren: Reconstruction methods for the lateral side of the knee: what we do
Section 5 - Arthritic ACL deficient knees
18 Williams & Johnson: Arthritis in the ACL deficient knee: what is the best approach?
19 Marti & Jakob: Arthritic ACL-deficient knees - is there increased patient morbidity following combined high tibial osteotomy/ACL reconstruction?
Section 6 - Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
20 Shelbourne & Guse: Natural history of PCL injuries
21 Herrenbruck & Bergfeld: PCL reconstruction: is it necessary following PCL rupture?
22 Amis: PCL reconstruction: the double-bundle PCL reconstruction is most effective for restoring posterior tibiofemoral laxity
Section 7 - Meniscus and cartilage injury
23 Rodeo: Meniscus and cartilage injury: Does meniscal allograft transplantation prevent articular cartilage degeneration?
24 van Arkel: Indications, preservation, and implant techniques for mensical allograft transplantation
25 Steadman, Rodkey & Briggs: Microfracture arthroplasty is an effective means of treating full thickness cartilage lesions of the knee
26 Brittberg & Peterson: Autologous chondrocyte implantation can effectively treat most cartilage lesions of the knee
27 Shubin Stein & Williams: Fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation for the treatment of hyaline cartilage defect: is this a viable surgical alternative?
Section 8 - Complex knee injury
28 Verdonk & Almqvist: It is best to surgically address all injured ligaments in the acute injury period
29 Ait Si Selmi, Neyret, de Freitas, Lootens & Jacquot: Chronic multi-ligament knee injuries are best treated using osteotomies about the knee
30 Elkousy, Sekiya & Harner: Indications and outcomes of acute, simultaneous ACL and PCL reconstruction
31 Branch & Browne: Knee motion loss: why does it happen and what does one do about it?