The treatment of chondral damage and early arthritis in patients remains a challenge. "Biologic Joint Reconstruction: Alternatives to Joint Arthroplasty" has accepted this challenge, providing a comprehensive look into the fast growing area of cartilage repair and early arthritis surgery for virtually every major joint. Drs. Brian J. Cole and Andreas H. Gomoll have created a text that includes a detailed approach to surgical management utilizing procedures such as osteotomy, cartilage repair, and unicompartmental knee replacement. Treatment indications, surgical techniques, and non-operative treatment in the knee, shoulder, hip and smaller joints are also highlighted in the text. Additional Topics Include: Imaging modalities for Cartilage Defects; Meniscal transplantation; Limited prosthetic resurfacing; Allograft Processing and Safety; Pharmacological Treatment; Cell-based therapy with ACI; and, Unicompartmental knee replacement.
"Biologic Joint Reconstruction" is the only orthopedic text on the market that combines discussion of biological and limited prosthetic options for the treatment of chondral damage and early arthritis for the young active adult, as well as for traditional joint replacement patients. Who will be interested in "Biologic Joint Reconstruction: Alternatives to Joint Arthroplasty": Orthopedic Surgeons in Sports Medicine; Orthopedic Surgeons who Perform Joint Replacements; and, Orthopedic Residents and Fellows.
Publisher: SLACK Incorporated
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 1474 g
Dimensions: 284 x 221 x 25 mm
"The chapters on patient evaluation, imaging, and allograft processing and safety are well written, easy to read, and contain images and illustrations that reinforce important concepts. Well-placed and reader-friendly tables and figures highlight the risks, benefits, and evidence for these interventions. The authors provide an extensive list of evidence-based interventions, and are clear to emphasize when the evidence is primarily author experience and when the evidence is found in reported research. Each chapter is well-illustrated with many anatomical and surgical figures as well as easy-to-read tables and a discussion of rehabilitation. Overall this is an exceptionally well-written and appropriately illustrated text covering key principles of biologic joint resurfacing. While it is written for orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapist who have an interest in and work with patients with articular cartilage pathology would find this to be an excellent addition to their library."
-- Lori Thein Brody, PT, PhD, SCS, University of Wisconsin, Health Sports Medicine and Spine Center, Madison WI, Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy
"This is a one-of-a-kind publication on a topic rarely covered in orthopedic textbooks. This book offers the advantage of discussing the contemporary management of the young patient with hip pain through hip arthroscopy and osteotomy."
-- Mark Gonzalez, MD, Author of University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Doody Enterprises, Inc.