Arthroscopic Techniques of the Knee: A Visual Guide

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SLACK Incorporated, 2009 - Medical - 228 pages
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As minimally invasive surgeries for commonly scoped joints increase, the Visual Arthroscopy Series led by Dr. James R. Andrews and Dr. Tal S. David will answer the call for all in orthopedic surgery seeking succinct and highly visual books that will provide step-by step-instructions on arthroscopic techniques for the shoulder, knee, and hip.

Arthroscopic Techniques of the Knee: A Visual Guide by Dr. Thomas J. Gill is unique in its presentation in that it is meant to be used as a “how-to” technique guide that includes intraoperative photos taken with the arthroscope, detailing and illustrating each step in arthroscopic surgery of the knee from start to finish.

Dr. Thomas J. Gill is joined by multiple contributors, each a national leader in his or her area of expertise. As each expert presents his or her experience with each procedure, (and not a review of the current literature), the orthopedist will benefit from the vast experience of this group of experts.

Some chapter topics include:
• Diagnostic Arthroscopy—set-up and instrumentation
• Articular Cartilage Resurfacing-microfracture; osteochondral transplantation; autologous chondrocyte implantation
• Pediatric Osteochondral Injuries—special issues and techniques
• ACL—current topics in both single-and double-bundle reconstruction
• PCL—current topics in both single-and double-bundle transtibial and tibial inlay techniques

Inside You Will Find:
• A description of surgical goals
• Step-by-step “how-to” and illustrative instructions
• Tips and pearls and pitfalls section

With the precise instructions of an illustrative “how-to” guide, Arthroscopic Techniques of the Knee: A Visual Guide is highly organized and easy-to-read resource perfect for orthopedic residents, fellows, and experiences surgeons involved with sports injuries and arthroscopic surgery.

Other titles in the Visual Arthroscopy Series:
Arthroscopic Techniques of the Hip: A Visual Guide by Dr. Bryan Kelly and Dr. Mark J. Philippon
Arthroscopic Techniques of the Shoulder: A Visual Guide by Dr. Tal S. David and Dr. James R. Andrews

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Techniques of Meniscal Repair
Chapter 13
Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
Chapter 14
Anatomic DoubleBundle ACL Reconstruction

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About the author (2009)

Thomas J. Gill, MD received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School after graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude in Biology from Harvard College. He interned in general surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and completed his orthopedic surgery training in the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program. Upon finishing his training, Dr. Gill was awarded the Maurice E. Muller Scholarship to study reconstructive surgery in Bern, Switzerland and in other European academic centers. He then completed his fellowship training in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado.  

Dr. Gill is Chief of the Sports Medicine Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He has a strong commitment to education as course director or faculty member with many CME courses and as the Director of the Harvard/MGH Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. The research program that he established is extensive, and it spans the range of clinical and basic research and has a multi-institutional base.

Dr. Gill is a national leader in the field of sports medicine. He serves as medical director for the Boston Red Sox, head team physician for the New England Patriots, and team physician for the Boston Bruins. He is a fellow of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medici≠ the American Orthopedic Association; and the Team Physician Societies of Major League Baseball, the National Football League, and the National Hockey League. He has been elected to the Herodicus Society.

Dr. Gill's primary clinical and research interests focus on knee and shoulder injuries. He has a particular interest in the biomechanics of the knee and shoulder and in tissue engineering techniques for joint preservation and cartilage repair in the knee. His studies have appeared in many articles and chapters on basic science and clinical issues involving the knee and in his book Complications of Shoulder Surgery.

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