This book, published in cooperation with ESSKA, is an exceptionally comprehensive guide to arthroscopy that covers all major joints and all potential arthroscopic procedures. Sections on the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, wrist, and ankle provide in-depth descriptions of each procedure, including indications, technique, complications, and results, as well as essential information on diagnostic work-up and classification systems/rating scales. The text is supported by a wealth of color illustrations, and clear treatment algorithms are included for most sports injuries. An introductory section describes the history of arthroscopy, explains general principles, and provides information on instrumentation, electronic equipment, anesthesia, pain control, and prevention of complications. A special chapter focuses on the operative report, with description of an electronic form that can be used by every surgeon to store operative records or participate in European multicenter ESSKA studies. The authors include the most renowned arthroscopic surgeons in Europe. Arthroscopy will be an invaluable textbook and reference for orthopaedic surgeons, general orthopaedicphysicians, sports traumatologists, residents, and physical therapists.
Pietro S. Randelli is a Research Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics, University of Milan (Università degli Studi) and Chief of the 2nd Department of Orthopaedics, Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, IRCCS PoliclinicoSan Donato, Milan, Italy. After graduating from the University of Milan, Dr. Randelli specialized in Orthopaedics and Traumatology and in 2002 completed his Masters in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Traumatology. He has surgical experience of more than 4000 procedures, including primarily shoulder and knee arthroscopy and total knee, hip, and shoulder replacement. Dr. Randelli is an Executive Board Member and Chairman of the Education and Fellowship Committee of ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy). He is also Second Vice-President of the Italian Society for Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology (SIGASCOT) and a past president of the Magellan Society. He has been an Honorary Member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) since 2005. Dr. Randelli is a member of the editorial boards of Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM), Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy (KSSTA), and Orthopaedics Today Europe. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of JOINTS journal and a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He has more than 245 publications to his name, including numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals.