A Primer in Cartilage Repair and Joint Preservation of the Knee

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  • Tom Minas, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Director, Cartilage Repair Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

A Primer in Cartilage Repair and Joint Preservation of the Knee presents the full range of treatment options for a changing, increasingly younger patient population. Dr. Thomas Minas demonstrates each technique-from non-surgical to mini-incision total knee arthroplasty to the recent developments in tissue biologics-through a step-by-step approach. Surgical photographs and illustrations and procedural videos online at www.expertconsult.com and on DVD provide detailed guidance. This highly visual, multimedia reference guides you in choosing the best treatment course for each patient.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2011
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-6654-5

Table of Contents

Part 1: Decision Making

Chapter 1: Chondral Injury and Osteoarthritis: The Impact of Articular Cartilage Lesions

Chapter 2: Cartilage Repair and Regeneration

Chapter 3: Imaging: The Basis for a Sound Decision in Joint Preservation

Chapter 4: Patient Evaluation, Cartilage Defect, and Evidence: Putting It All Together

Part 2: Cartilage Repair Surgical Techniques

Chapter 5: Debridement, Microfracture, and Osteochondral Autograft Transfer for Treatment of Cartilage Defects

Chapter 6: Use of Fresh Osteochondral Allograft for Chondral and Osteochondral Defects in the Knee

Chapter 7: Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation

Part 3: Surgical Management of Background Factors

Chapter 8: Tibial Osteotomy

Chapter 9: Femoral Varus Osteotomy

Chapter 10: Patellofemoral Malalignment. Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy, and Trochleoplasty

Chapter 11: Treatment of Deep Osteochondritis Dissecans Lesions, Avascular Necrosis, and Osteochondral Defects of the Knee Using Autologous Bone Grafting

Chapter 12: Meniscal Allograft Transplantation

Chapter 13: Complex Cases in Cartilage Repair: Tricks and Tips

Chapter 14: Emerging Technologies

Part 4: Early Intervention in Osteoarthritis

Chapter 15: Patellofemoral Arthroplasty

Chapter 16: Patient-Specific Unicompartmental and Bicompartmental Resurfacing Arthroplasty