Anatomy and Biomechanics.- Classification and Algorithm treatment.- Management in the emergency room.- Instrumental Evaluation.- Neurovascular associated injuries.- Surgical Timing. Surgical Techniques: ACL+Anterolateral capsular injuries.- PCL/MCL injuries.- PCL/PLC injuries.- Bicruciate injuries.- ACL/MCL injuries.- ACL/PLC injuries.- Acute Knee Dislocations.- Chronic Knee Dislocations. Specific Scenario: Associated bone fracture.- Osteotomy in chronic complex ligaments injury.- Complex knee injuries in the young adult.- Knee dislocation in obese patients.- Knee dislocation in athletes.- Complications in complex knee ligament injuries.- Rehabilitation/bracing.- Future trends in ligaments surgery: the role of biology.
This book, featuring a practical hands-on format, describes an up-to-date and comprehensive approach to the management of complex knee injuries. The aim is both to equip practitioners with reliable expert guidance and to foster consensus in a field characterized by continuing debate. Initial response and diagnostic evaluation are explained, surgical techniques appropriate for different injuries are fully documented, and advice is provided on the response to injuries in specific scenarios and patient groups. Emphasis is placed on the vital role of precise diagnosis in establishing the optimal treatment approach, and full account is taken of the implications of the most recent anatomical and biomechanical data. Readers will also find recommendations on controversial topics, including the role of early surgical management, the use of autograft or allograft tissue, and the benefits of reconstruction (as opposed to repair alone) of the fibular collateral ligament and posterolateral corner structures. The authors are leading authorities from around the world with extensive clinical and research expertise in the field of knee dislocations.
Fabrizio Margheritini is an orthopaedic surgeon internationally recognized for his expertise in knee surgery and, specifically, PCL and multiple ligamentous reconstructions. He holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Science, Unit of Sports Traumatology, University of Rome, Italy. Dr. Margheritini has previously worked in the Sports Medicine Departments of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the University of Pittsburgh (USA), the Hip and Knee Unit of the Cambridge Lea Hospital (UK), Zayed Military Hospital Abu Dhabi (UAE), and the International Knee and Joint Center Abu Dhabi and Ain Al Khaleeja Hospital Al Ain (UAE). He is a Past-President of the Sports Committee of the Italian Society of Knee Surgery, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, and Technologies (SIGASCOT) and a member of the Education Committee of ISAKOS. He is also an honorary member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOOSM). He serves in the Editorial Board of the KSSTA and Current Review in Muscoloskeletal Medicine journals. Dr. Margheritini is the author of more than 100 scientific articles and abstracts as well as three books.
Joao Espregueira-Mendes, MD, PhD, has been Professor of Orthopaedic Traumatology and Chairman of the Orthopaedic Department at Minho University, Portugal, since 2005. In addition, he is Director of Clinica do Dragao - Espregueira-Mendes Sports Centre - FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, FC Porto Dragao Stadium, Porto, Portugal. His further posts include Orthopaedic Surgeon of FC Porto and Senior Researcher in Biomaterials, Biodegradables, and Biomimetics in the Department of Polymer Engineering at Minho University. Dr. Espregueira-Mendes was President of the European Society of Knee Surgery, Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) from 2012 to 2014 and he is Treasurer and Chairman of the Publication Committee of ISAKOS. He is a member of the editorial board of Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy.
Alberto Gobbi, MD, is a board-certified surgeon and specialist in Orthopaedics and Traumatology and in Sports Medicine, he works in Milan Italy and in San Diego USA. Honorary professor at Beijing University in China and visiting professor at Kobe Japan, Seoul Korea and Singapore. Dr. Gobbi performs scientific, surgical, and educational activities at a national and international level. He is currently President of the International Cartilage Regeneration & joint preservation Society (ICRS) and he is member of the Board of Directors of ISAKOS.
Dr. Gobbi holds various positions within some of the most prestigious medical societies in the fields of orthopedics, arthroscopy, sports medicine, and scientific research. GHe is the President of OASI Bioresearch Foundation Gobbi Onlus, a non-profit organization accredited by the Italian Ministry of Health and recognized as an International Teaching Center by ISAKOS and ICRS. The OASI Foundation promotes research into cartilage, joint aging, and sports lesions through a network of collaborators from all over the world. He wrote several books and has been an editorial board member and reviewer for a number of leading journals in the field.