The Menisci: A Comprehensive Review of their Anatomy, Biomechanical Function and Surgical Treatment (2017) (PDF) Robert F. LaPrade

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Basic Information:

  • Year: 2017
  • Page Number: 198
  • File Type: PDF
  • File Size: 13.72 MB
  • Authors/ Editiors: Robert F. LaPrade

Description:

This book is a comprehensive journey through the pathogenesis and treatment of meniscal pathology. It details the elements that are necessary to properly understand, diagnose, and treat meniscal tears, ranging from vertical tears to radial tears and root avulsions. Treatment techniques are thoroughly described and illustrated, with presentation of the latest evidence on outcomes.

The algorithmic treatment of meniscal tears has undergone a rapid transformation. We have progressed from the initial treatments involving removal of the meniscus using an open technique, to the performance of partial meniscectomies and complex meniscal repairs by means of an arthroscopic technique. The current treatment goal is to maintain the biology and mechanical integrity of this vital knee structure, an aim too often disregarded by past generations of surgeons. An explosion of new knowledge, coupled with advances in arthroscopic and surgical technology, has paved the way for wider application of approaches that help to preserve the meniscus, in the hope of preventing or delaying the development of knee arthritis. This book will have utility for all clinicians who treat meniscal lesions and will serve as a valuable resource for years to come.

User’s Review:

“This is a comprehensive yet concise review of the current clinical knowledge of the menisci emphasizing diagnosis of pathology and surgical treatment techniques. … audience includes anyone with an interest in the menisci, but the book is especially pertinent for orthopedic surgeons who deal with the surgical treatment of meniscal pathology. … It is a valued addition to any orthopedic surgeon’s library … . highly recommended as a one-stop reference to the current state of surgical knowledge regarding the menisci.” (Scott Magnes, Doody’s Book Reviews, May, 2017)

This is an excellent review of the anatomy, physiology, mechanics, transplantation, and surgery of the meniscus, a key to meniscus lateral/medial function. The MRI, radiographic, and arthroscopic approaches to pathology involving the knee are examined. Bone allografts, cartilage regrowth, stem cells transplantations are looked at carefully. Mesenchymal cells, osteoblasts, osteocytes, adipocytes, and pluripotent cells and their biology are studied and their roles in orthopedic surgery are elucidated. I recommend this book to surgeons, interns, residents, engineers, and students in Orthopedic Surgery.

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