- Presents the consensus findings of the ISAKOS Upper Extremity Committee regarding treatment options for patients suffering from shoulder instability
- Identifies the characteristic features of conditions typical of different ages
- Provides extensive information and guidance on all aspects of management for different presentations
This book outlines the consensus findings of the ISAKOS Upper Extremity Committee regarding the treatment options for patients suffering from shoulder instability. The aim is to furnish readers with a precise knowledge of the presenting features of conditions typical of different ages, thereby facilitating assessment of patient characteristics and optimal treatment decision making based on the consensus of the Committee. All age groups are covered, from the very young through to the older patient. The structuring of the book essentially according to age group reflects the fact that certain forms of shoulder instability are observed at different ages. For example, while young patients tend to demonstrate instability combined with hyperlaxity, in later years, bony defects of the glenoid and humerus gain in importance. Similarly, the scope for conservative treatment varies across the life span. Each management-oriented chapter of the book includes information and guidance on anatomy, clinical examination, imaging, surgical indications and technique, rehabilitation, outcomes, and complications and their avoidance, and the text is supported by numerous high-quality illustrations.
Andreas B. Imhoff, MD, is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chairman/Director of the Department of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the Technical University Munich (TUM), Hospital Rechts der Isar, Munich, Germany. He is a past President and General Secretary of the German Society of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA) and will be the AGA Congress Chairman in the year 2016–7. He has also served on the executive boards of the German Society of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery (for almost 20 years) and the German Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology since 2009. Professor Imhoff is current Chairman of the ISAKOS Shoulder Committee. He has been the recipient of a number of awards and Honorary Membership (AANA, AGA, BuenosAires, Chile, India, Malaysia) and regularly appears in the Focus Toplist of Shoulder and Knee Surgeons, receiving maximum points. He is a member of the editorial boards of several leading journals and Editor-in-Chief of Arthroskopie and the Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine. He is the author of more than 300 papers cited in PubMed and author or editor of 32 books.
Felix H. “Buddy” Savoie III, MD, is Ray J. Haddad Professor of Orthopaedics, Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics, and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA. He is also Chief, Division of Sports Medicine and Director of the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine. Professor Savoie is a Past President of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and in 2015 served as First Vice President of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He is a member of the ISAKOS Board of Directors and current Deputy Chair of the ISAKOS Shoulder Committee. Professor Savoie has been the recipient of various honors and awards. He has undertaken many visiting professorships and is a board examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS). He is an editorial board member or reviewer for a number of leading journals in the field and is the author of numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as the editor or author of eight previous books.