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A Primer in Cartilage Repair and Joint Preservation of the Knee

Expert Consult

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.



Hardbound, 288 Pages

Published: February 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-6654-5


  • 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



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