Primary knee arthroplasty (PKA) has a long history and modern mobile bearing knee implants are successfully implanted worldwide since 1977. Primary Knee Arthroplasty focuses on basic science, personal surgical experiences, clinical, functional and radiographic outcomes of PKA, with special focus on challenging knees such as severe varus and valgus deformities with associated bone defects, fixed flexion deformities, soft tissue contractures, and arthrodesed knees. Patella treatment with or without resurfacing is addressed in great detail. Early criterion-based rehabilitation and the patient's return to participating in sports are discussed as is the management of prosthetic or surgery related complications. Lavishly illustrated to complement the text, Primary Knee Arthroplasty is a `must-have' for all practicing knee replacement surgeons, orthopedic surgeons in training, orthopedic nurses, and physiotherapists with a special interest in knee arthroplasty. Tips and tricks provided by experienced knee surgeons are indispensable for daily clinical practice.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 292
Weight: 670 g
Dimensions: 270 x 193 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200
From the reviews:
"Fourteen experienced contributors, mostly European, describe over 288 pages, the story and the present State of the Art in TKA keeping in mind the one goal : `Getting it right the first time' i.e., when, why, and how to perform a TKA? ... a concise book to be recommended to every physician with a special interest in the arthritic knee." (G. Alexandre, Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, Vol. 71 (1), 2005)