Part I: The Knee Joint as an Organ.- Articular Cartilage: Structure and Restoration.- Meniscus: Biomechanics and Biology.- Coronal and Axial Alignment: The Effects of Malalignment.- The Role of Synovium and Synovial Fluid in Joint Hemostasis.- Defining Failure in Articular Cartilage Surgery.- Part II: Core Knee Joint Preservation Cases.- Incidental Cartilage Defect.- Small Cartilage Defect: Primary/Bone Loss.- Large Cartilage Defect: Primary/Bone Loss.- Osteochondritis Dessicans of the Knee.- Post-Meniscectomy Syndrome.- Chondral Defects of the Patella: Diagnosis and Management.- Bipolar Articular Chondral Lesions of the Knee.- Part III: Complex Knee Joint Preservation Cases.- Revision Cartilage Treatment.- Medial Meniscus Allograft Transplantation in the Setting of Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.- Tibiofemoral Cartilage Defect with Malalignment.- Tibial Cartilage Defects.- Part IV: Review and Evidence.- Evidence-Based Treatment of Articular Cartilage Lesions in the Knee.- Emerging Techniques in Cartilage Restoration.
Comprised of clinical cases demonstrating strategies for both common and complex knee preservation, this concise, practical casebook will provide orthopedic surgeons with the best real-world strategies to properly manage the many kinds of knee injuries and disorders they may encounter. The opening section presents the knee joint as a unique structure, reviewing the anatomy and function of articular cartilage and the meniscus, the effects of joint malalignment, the role of the synovium, and how joint failure is defined. The next two sections are comprised of clinical cases with a unique presentation, followed by a description of the diagnosis, assessment and management techniques used to treat it, as well as the case outcome, and clinical pearls and pitfalls. Cases included illustrate small and large cartilage defects, osteochondritis dessicans, chondral defects and lesions, meniscal allograft transplantation, and tibial and tibiofemoral cartilage defects, among others. The final section examines the current evidence for the treatment of articular cartilage lesions and emerging techniques in knee joint preservation and cartilage restoration.
Pragmatic and reader-friendly, Joint Preservation of the Knee: A Clinical Casebook is an excellent resource for orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists treating common and complex injuries of the knee.
Adam B. Yanke, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Sports Medicine Division, Assistant Director, Cartilage Restoration Center, Midwest Orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA, Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Section Head, Cartilage Restoration Center, Midwest Orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA