- Provides comprehensive information, from the basic science of sutures to their surgical manipulation
- Teaches the basics of knot biomechanics that can be applied to every knot
- Provides clear step-by-step guidance on tying the most frequently used knots
This well-illustrated book presents the state of the art in suture materials and provides clear, step-by-step guidance on how to tie the most frequently used knots. The opening section addresses terminological issues and describes how the biological and mechanical properties of suture materials may impact on healing potential. The basics of knot biomechanics are explained, highlighting the risk of failure of knots and sutures if their capacities are exceeded. Subsequent sections give precise instructions on the tying techniques for the various open and arthroscopic knots, including the square knot, the surgeon’s knot, half hitches, and sliding and non-sliding knots. The special instruments available to facilitate the tying of arthroscopic knots are thoroughly discussed, equipping the surgeon with the knowledge required to ensure optimal handling of the soft tissues and manipulation of sutures in arthroscopic surgery. A literature review on suture materials and arthroscopic knots completes the coverage. This book is published in cooperation with ESSKA. It will be a valuable instruction manual for surgeons in training and will supply more experienced surgeons with an excellent update that will further enhance their practice.
Mustafa Karahan, MD, was appointed Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Acıbadem University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey in 2012. His other appointments include Consultant, Sports Sciences and Sports Health Research and Application Center, Marmara University, Istanbul; Director, Motor Skills Development Laboratory, Marmara University; and Visiting Professor, Boğaziçi University Biomedical Institute. He is a member of the ESSKA Education Committee and the ISAKOS Education and Scholarship Committee. Dr. Karahan is an editorial board member of the American Journal of Sports Medicine and Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. He has published more than 100 journal publications and presented over 200 national and international presentations and lectures.
Pietro S. Randelli, MD, is Research Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics, University of Milan (Università degli Studi) and Chief of the 2nd Department of Orthopaedics, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche per la Salute, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy. Dr. Randelli is an Executive Board Member and Chairman of the Education and Fellowship Committee of ESSKA (2012-2014) and Second Vice-President of the Italian Society of Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy, and Sports Traumatology, of which he was a founding member. He is also a Past-President of the Magellan Society and in 2005 became an Honorary Member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has surgical experience of more than 4000 procedures and is the author of almost 250 publications.