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Medicine - Orthopedics | Anterior knee pain and patellar instability

Anterior knee pain and patellar instability

Sanchis-Alfonso, Vicente (Ed.)

Original Spanish edition published by Medica Panamerica, 2003

2006, XX, 388p. 240 illus., 108 illus. in color.


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  • First book to review anterior knee pain and correlate it with functional information on patient management

Anterior knee pain and patellar instability is the most common pathology of the knee. Nevertheless, it is the most neglected, the least known and the most problematic. Our knowledge of its etiopathogeny is also limited, with the consequence that its treatment is of the most complex among the different pathologies of the knee.

With contributions from orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists, radiologists, biologists, pathologists, bioengineers, and plastic surgeons, this multidisciplinary book reviews the diagnosis and management of anterior knee pain and patellar instability in an eminently clinical and practical manner. The book reviews the therapeutic alternatives, both surgical and non-surgical, emphasizing the considerable importance of minimal intervention and non-surgical methods. Similarly, anterior knee pain following ACL reconstruction is covered in detail. Complex clinical cases are also discussed at length with the use of numerous illustrations, with each case providing the key information to assist diagnosis.

Anterior Knee Pain and Patellar Instability has been written for orthopedic surgeons, specialists in sports medicine and physiotherapists and fills an important gap in the literature of pathology of the extensor mechanism of the knee. It is an authoritative reference on one of the most problematic entities current in pathology of the knee.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » anatomy - anterior cruciate ligament - biomechanics - cartilage - instability - knee - knee pain - orthopedics - pain - patellofemoral instability - pathology - physical therapy - sports medicine - surgery

Related subjects » Medicine - Orthopedics - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Table of contents 

SECTION I ETIOPATHOGENIC BASES AND THERAPEUTIC IMPLICATIONS Chapter 1. Background. Patellofemoral malaligment vs Tissue homeostasis. Myths and truths about patellofemoral disease. CHAPTER 2. Pathogenesis of anterior knee pain and patellar instability. What have we learned from realignment surgery? CHAPTER 3. Neuroanatomic bases for anterior knee pain in the young patient. 'Neural model'. CHAPTER 4. Biomechanical bases for anterior knee pain and patellar instability in the young patient. CHAPTER 5. Anatomy of patellar dislocation. CHAPTER 6. Evaluation of the patient with anterior knee pain and patellar instability. CHAPTER 7. Uncommon causes of anterior knee pain. CHAPTER 8. Risk factors and prevention of anterior knee pain. CHAPTER 9. Conservative treatment of athletes with anterior knee pain: science, classical and new ideas. CHAPTER 10. Conservative management of anterior knee pain: the McConnell program. CHAPTER 11. Squeletal malalignment and anterior knee pain. Rationale, diagnosis and management. CHAPTER 12. Treatment of symptomatic deep cartilage defects of the patella and trochlea with and without patellofemoral malalignment. Basic science and treatment CHAPTER 13. Autologous periosteum transplantation to treat full thickness patellar cartilage defects associated with severe anterior knee-pain. CHAPTER 14. Patella plica syndrome CHAPTER 15. Patellar tendinopathy: Where does the pain come from? CHAPTER 16. Patellar tendinopathy: The science behind treatment. CHAPTER 17. Prevention of anterior knee pain after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. CHAPTER 18. Lysis of pretibial patellar tendon adhesions (Anterior Interval Release)to treat anterior knee pain after ACL reconstruction. CHAPTER 19. Donor-site morbidity after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using autografts. Clinical, radiographical, histological and ultrastructural aspects. SECTION II CLINICAL CASES COMMENTED CHAPTER 20. Complicated cases studies. CHAPTER 21. Failure of patellofemoral surgery. Analysis of clinical cases. CHAPTER 22. Arthrofibrosis and patella infera. CHAPTER 23. Neuromatous knee pain : Evaluation and management

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