Biologic Joint Reconstruction

Biologic Joint Reconstruction

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The treatment of chondral damage and early arthritis in active 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 relative to all joints such as osteotomy, cartilage repair, cartilage restoration, and limited resurfacing. 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: a€c Imaging modalities for cartilage defects a€c Meniscal transplantation a€c Limited prosthetic resurfacing a€c Allograft processing and safety a€c Pharmacological treatment a€c Cell-based therapy with ACI a€c 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: a€c Orthopedic Surgeons in Sports Medicine a€c Orthopedic Surgeons who Perform Joint Replacements a€c Orthopedic Residents and FellowsSUMMARY The nonoperative treatment of articular cartilage lesions of the knee joint is a common and challenging task for the medical team. ... By approaching the patient with these treatment guidelines, the authors believe it will ensure the long-term optimal function of the knee joint. 20. 21. ... Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2002anbsp;...

Title:Biologic Joint Reconstruction
Author:Brian J. Cole, Andreas Gomoll
Publisher:SLACK Incorporated - 2009-01-01


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