The Menisci

A Comprehensive Review of their Anatomy, Biomechanical Function and Surgical Treatment

Editors: LaPrade, R.F., Arendt, E.A., Getgood, A., Faucett, S.C. (Eds.)

  • Provides detailed information on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of meniscal tears
  • Covers the full range of meniscal lesions, from vertical tears to radial tears and root avulsions
  • Presents the latest evidence on outcomes of different techniques
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD, is a Complex Knee and Sports Medicine Surgeon at the Steadman Clinic in Colorado, USA, where he is Co-Director of both the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and the Athletic Training Fellowship Program. In addition, he is Chief Medical Officer at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University. Dr. LaPrade is currently Chair of the ISAKOS Sports Medicine Committee and a member of the ISAKOS Program Committee. He is also a member of the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) Ethics Committee, a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Board of Directors, and AOSSM Research Chair. He has published 276 articles in peer-reviewed journals and was editor of the 2006 book Posterolateral Knee Injuries:  Anatomy, Function and Treatment (Thieme, New York) as well as co-editor of a recent iBook, Complex Knee Surgery Made Easy.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Meniscus Anatomy

    Zdanowicz, Urszula (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • The Biomechanical Function of the Menisci

    Caterine, Scott (et al.)

    Pages 9-20

  • Classification of Meniscal Tears

    Piedade, Sergio Rocha

    Pages 21-29

  • Meniscectomy: Updates on Techniques and Outcomes

    Camillieri, Gianluca

    Pages 31-47

  • Meniscal Root Tears: A Missed Epidemic? How Should They Be Treated?

    Phocas, Alexandra (et al.)

    Pages 49-61

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-662-53792-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-53791-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Menisci
Book Subtitle
A Comprehensive Review of their Anatomy, Biomechanical Function and Surgical Treatment
Editors
  • Robert F. LaPrade
  • Elizabeth A. Arendt
  • Alan Getgood
  • Scott C. Faucett
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
ISAKOS
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-53792-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-53792-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-53791-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 198
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 88 illustrations in colour
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