Articular Cartilage Lesions

Articular Cartilage Lesions

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Drs. Cole and Malek, recognized leaders in the field, wrote this cutting-edge text to fill the void in the literature regarding the management of articular cartilage disease and meniscal deficiency. The book enables orthopedic surgeons to develop an evidence-based decision-making framework that guides the management of articular cartilage lesions. Carefully chosen contributors provide readers with a practical background in articular lesions, patient assessment, and management strategies. Subsequent chapters address the gamut of current surgical techniques, from arthroscopy and debridement to unicondylar arthroplasty, in a step-by-step manner. More than 500 detailed illustrations, many in color, help readers understand and master treatments. Case studies, which include preoperative planning and postoperative outcomes, reinforce the decision-making process. Nearly every permutation and treatment option is covered, making this text a prime resource for surgeons committed to exercising sound judgement.The use of ACI for more damaged knees with early osteoarthritis has been relatively contraindicated. ... Administration (FDA) approval, the only cases approved for treatment by this technique in the authora#39;s practice were on the basis of failed prior cartilage repair procedures or for compassionate ... The article pointed out that only 5% of cases were suitable for treatment with ACI based on FDA guidelines.

Title:Articular Cartilage Lesions
Author:Brian J. Cole, M. Mike Malek
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-11-11


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