Fully updated with recent technologies, current scientific knowledge, and the latest techniques, A Primer in Cartilage Repair and Joint Preservation of the Knee, 2nd Edition, presents the full range of treatment options for a changing, increasingly younger patient population. Using an easy-to-follow, step-by-step approach, Dr. Thomas Minas clearly teaches how to meet the new challenges of cartilage repair by utilizing the latest techniques and technologies, including advances in orthobiologics. Surgical photographs, abundant illustrations, and procedural videos provide detailed visual guidance.
Details the systematic approach to diagnosis, patient management, surgical techniques, and rehabilitation for a variety of problems.
Covers current scientific knowledge of cartilage properties, the etiology of damage and the intrinsic repair and regeneration processes.
Helps you select the best treatment course for each patient through extensive coverage of options from non-surgical to mini-incision total knee arthroplasty.
Discusses the latest evidence, research and challenges associated with new techniques such as MACI, ACI, HTO, DFO, and more.
Features new and expanded coverage of the latest advances in orthobiologics including platelet-rich plasma, bone marrow stem cells, fat stem cells, scaffolds and much more.
Includes key topics such as printed 3-D cartilage structures and the management of secondary cartilage lesions.
Contains high-quality illustrations and surgical photos, as well as new videos that provide clear instructions on how to perform key procedures.
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