Articular Cartilage Lesions: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Treatment

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Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 8, 2004 - Medical - 336 pages
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Drs. Cole and Malek, recognized leaders in the field, wrote this cutting-edge text to fill the void in the literature regarding the management of articular cartilage disease and meniscal deficiency. The book enables orthopedic surgeons to develop an evidence-based decision-making framework that guides the management of articular cartilage lesions. Carefully chosen contributors provide readers with a practical background in articular lesions, patient assessment, and management strategies. Subsequent chapters address the gamut of current surgical techniques, from arthroscopy and debridement to unicondylar arthroplasty, in a step-by-step manner. More than 500 detailed illustrations, many in color, help readers understand and master treatments. Case studies, which include preoperative planning and postoperative outcomes, reinforce the decision-making process. Nearly every permutation and treatment option is covered, making this text a prime resource for surgeons committed to exercising sound judgement.

 

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Contents

Basic Science
3
Patient Evaluation
13
Nonoperative Treatment
23
Cartilage Injury Overview and Treatment Algorithm
35
Radiofrequency Energy for Cartilage Treatment
47
Surgical Techniques
57
Arthroscopic Debridement of the Degenerative Knee
59
Bone Marrow Stimulation Techniques Microfracture Drilling and Abrasion
63
Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation in the Osteoarthritic Knee
105
Osteochondritis Dissecans Current Treatment Options
119
Meniscal Transplantation
140
Realignment of the Femur and Tibia
152
Realignment of the Patellofemoral Joint
170
Emerging Technologies in Cartilage Repair
177
Unicondylar Arthroplasty
183
Case Studies
193

Osteochondral Autograft Replacement
73
Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation
82
Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation for Focal Chondral Lesions
95

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