This book is devoted to all surgical aspects of knee pathology, with the exclusion of bone traumatology. It summarizes current concepts and recent techniques, from most recent innovations in biology and regenerative medicine to complex reconstruction involving prosthetic knee surgery. Operative techniques are clearly reported in a didactic fashion, using figures, tables and algorithms. Worldwide leaders in the field of knee surgery participated in this book in order to summarize the North American, European and Asian culture in a single volume. The first part of the book concerns meniscal and ligament injuries. It seeks to clarify the pathophysiology, the natural history and the therapeutic strategies in various tears of the anterior cruciate ligament, of the posterior cruciate ligament and also in complex multiligamentous injuries. The second part is about patellofemoral pathology. It helps the reader to analyze and understand isolated anterior knee pain, patellar instability, and isolated patellofemoral arthrosis. The pathophysiology as well as the clinical and radiological components and the various treatment options are detailed for each clinical situation, from isolated soft-tissue procedures to deepening trochleoplasty, resurfacing or patellofemoral prosthesis. Finally, the third part of the book is devoted to the degenerative knee. The various techniques of osteotomies around the knee, their results and biomechanical principles are clearly analyzed. Every aspect of prosthetic knee surgery is detailed, covering all aspects of uni-and tricompartmental prostheses. Specific sections are devoted to design, surgical approaches and navigation. Difficult cases in primary TKA as well as strategies and technical problems in revision TKA are addressed in a separate section of the book. This textbook should help and answer any questions that arise from the knee specialist, from the training resident to the skilled surgeon. Its ambition is to assist the surgeon in understanding the pathophysiology and elaborating the strategic choices and indications available. In addition, it will provide practical assistance in the planning and realization of the described surgical procedures on a regular basis.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Knee ligaments - Knee prosthesis - Knee surgery - Osteoarthritis of the knee
Related subjects » Orthopedics