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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



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