1 Chondral Injury and Osteoarthritis: The Impact of Articular Cartilage Lesions
2 Cartilage Repair and Regeneration
3 Imaging: The Basis for a Sound Decision in Joint Preservation
4 Patient Evaluation, Cartilage Defect, and Evidence: Putting It All Together
5 PRP, BMAC, Stem cells, and other adjuvants and how they effect repair- Basic Science
6 PRP, BMAC, Stem cells, and other adjuvants and how they affect repair- Clinical Outcome Studies
7 Debridement, Microfracture, and Osteochondral Autograft Transfer for Treatment of Cartilage Defects
8 Use of Fresh Osteochondral Allograft for Chondral and Osteochondral Defects in the Knee
9 Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
10 Tibial Osteotomy
11 Femoral Varus Osteotomy
12 Patellofemoral Malalignment. Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy, and Trochleoplasty
13 Treatment of Deep Osteochondritis Dissecans Lesions, Avascular Necrosis, and Osteochondral Defects of the Knee Using Autologous Bone Grafting
14 Meniscal Allograft Transplantation
15 Complex Cases in Cartilage Repair: Tricks and Tips
16 Emerging Technologies
Fully updated with recent technologies, current scientific knowledge, and the latest techniques, A Primer in Cartilage Repair and Joint Preservation of the Knee, 2nd Edition, presents the full range of treatment options for a changing, increasingly younger patient population. Using an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach, Dr. Thomas Minas clearly teaches how to meet the new challenges of cartilage repair by utilizing the latest techniques and technologies, including advances in orthobiologics. Surgical photographs, abundant illustrations, and procedural videos provide detailed visual guidance.
Details the systematic approach to diagnosis, patient management, surgical techniques, and rehabilitation for a variety of problems.
Covers current scientific knowledge of cartilage properties, the etiology of damage and the intrinsic repair and regeneration processes.
Helps you select the best treatment course for each patient through extensive coverage of options from non-surgical to mini-incision total knee arthroplasty.
Discusses the latest evidence, research and challenges associated with new techniques such as MACI, ACI, HTO, DFO, and more.
Features new and expanded coverage of the latest advances in orthobiologics including platelet-rich plasma, bone marrow stem cells, fat stem cells, scaffolds and much more.
Includes key topics such as printed 3-D cartilage structures and the management of secondary cartilage lesions.
Contains high-quality illustrations and surgical photos, as well as new videos that provide clear instructions on how to perform key procedures.
Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
By Tom Minas, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Director, Cartilage Repair Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA