- Provides the knowledge required to decide whether a conservative or surgical approach is required in individual patients
- Uses real-life case stories to illuminate every stage of the decision-making process
- Employs questions and answers to test and improve the reader’s knowledge and understanding
This book adopts a case-based approach to the management of patellofemoral disorders with the aim of helping orthopaedic surgeons at all levels of experience to decide whether individual patients referred with patellofemoral problems should be treated conservatively oroperatively. A series of real-life case stories are used to illustrate every stage of the decision-making process and to explore the reader’s higher-order thinking around patient management. In each case study, the patient’s history, clinical and imaging findings, and management are reported, during the course of which the reader is asked searching questions. The reader is then able to compare his or her responses with those given by the authors, which are provided at the end of each case-specific chapter. This format ensures that knowledge and understanding improve as the reader progresses through the book. Although the cases are addressed primarily from the standpoint of the orthopaedic surgeon, the dominant management strategy is non-operative in many of them. Beyond surgeons, the book will also be of value formusculoskeletal physiotherapists with a particular interest in the knee.
Simon Donell, BSc, MB BS, FRCS(Orth), MD, is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Norfolk and Norwich University NHS Foundation Trust, Norwich, United Kingdom and Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia. His specialist interest is the patellofemoral joint, and he has an international reputation in this field. Professor Donell is immediate Past President of the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) and a Trustee of the British Orthopaedic Association. He is also an Honorary Fellow of both the Paraguayan Orthopaedic Association and the Deutschen Kniegesellschaft (German Knee Society). He is an active member of ESSKA, serving on their Education Committee and the ESSKA Academy Editorial Board. Professor Donell is an Assessor for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and has in the past acted as a Specialist Advisor to the National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (Interventional Procedures Programme). He has delivered numerous invited lectures around the world and has participated in many training programmes.
Iain McNamara, BM BCh (Cantab), MRCS Eng, MRCP, FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics), MD (Cantab) is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Norfolk and Norwich University NHS Foundation Trust, Norwich, United Kingdom and Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia. In 2011, he received the Raymond Horton-Smith Prize, awarded by the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge for the best thesis presented for the MD degree during the academic year. Dr. McNamara served as a board member and trustee of the British Orthopaedic Research Society from 2011 to 2015, and was Secretary of the organization from 2011 to 2013. He is also a past Secretary of the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA) (2007–9) and past board member of The Federation of Orthopaedic Trainees in Europe. In 2015, Dr. McNamara acted as Principal Investigator on the Warwick Hip Trauma Evaluation Study (WHiTE), an NIHR multiple embedded randomized controlled trial cohort study of patients with a fracture of the proximal femur. He has fulfilled various consultancy roles and has actedas a reviewer for several leading journals in the field, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine.