A Primer in Cartilage Repair and Joint Preservation of the Knee presents the full range of treatment options for a changing, increasingly younger patient population. Dr. Thomas Minas demonstrates each technique-from non-surgical to mini-incision total knee arthroplasty to the recent developments in tissue biologics-through a step-by-step approach. Surgical photographs and illustrations and procedural videos online at www.expertconsult.com and on DVD provide detailed guidance. This highly visual, multimedia reference guides you in choosing the best treatment course for each patient.
- Get only the information you need through a technique-focused approach and the consistent style of a single author, Dr. Thomas Minas-a leading specialist in cartilage repair.
- Access the fully searchable text online at www.expertconsult.com, along with videos.
- Incorporate tissue biologics into your practice and provide your patients with additional options.
- Clearly see the nuances and important points of each technique with surgical photographs and artists' renderings of key situations in the operating room.
- Select the best treatment course for each patient through extensive coverage of options from non-surgical to mini-incision total knee arthroplasty.
- Master cutting-edge techniques through videos-online and on DVD-that demonstrate each procedure.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Decision Making
- Chapter 1: Chondral Injury and Osteoarthritis: The Impact of Articular Cartilage Lesions
- Chapter 2: Cartilage Repair and Regeneration
- Chapter 3: Imaging: The Basis for a Sound Decision in Joint Preservation
- Chapter 4: Patient Evaluation, Cartilage Defect, and Evidence: Putting It All Together
Part 2: Cartilage Repair Surgical Techniques
- Chapter 5: Debridement, Microfracture, and Osteochondral Autograft Transfer for Treatment of Cartilage Defects
- Chapter 6: Use of Fresh Osteochondral Allograft for Chondral and Osteochondral Defects in the Knee
- Chapter 7: Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
Part 3: Surgical Management of Background Factors
- Chapter 8: Tibial Osteotomy
- Chapter 9: Femoral Varus Osteotomy
- Chapter 10: Patellofemoral Malalignment. Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy, and Trochleoplasty
- Chapter 11: Treatment of Deep Osteochondritis Dissecans Lesions, Avascular Necrosis, and Osteochondral Defects of the Knee Using Autologous Bone Grafting
- Chapter 12: Meniscal Allograft Transplantation
- Chapter 13: Complex Cases in Cartilage Repair: Tricks and Tips
- Chapter 14: Emerging Technologies
Part 4: Early Intervention in Osteoarthritis
- Chapter 15: Patellofemoral Arthroplasty
- Chapter 16: Patient-Specific Unicompartmental and Bicompartmental Resurfacing Arthroplasty
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