The Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Evaluation and Management Strategies

Editors: Parikh, Shital N. (Ed.)

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  • The first book of its kind dedicated to the diagnosis and management of ACL injuries in pediatric and adolescent athletes
  • Covers epidemiology, developmental anatomy, evaluation, conservative and surgical treatment strategies, complications, rehabilitation and return-to-play considerations
  • Useful for pediatric orthopedic surgeons, orthopedic sports medicine surgeons, primary care sports medicine physicians and other professionals working with the young athlete
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About this book

This unique book fills the void in the existing literature related to the diagnosis and evaluation of pediatric ACL injuries and presents both current and emerging surgical techniques for pediatric ACL reconstruction. Once considered rare, these injuries are on the rise as children are increasingly active and engaged in high-impact sports. Historically, these injuries have been treated with benign neglect, but there is increasing evidence that non-operative treatment approaches can lead to recurrent instability, further injury to the meniscus or cartilage, and eventually joint degeneration.

Opening with discussion of epidemiology, developmental anatomy, and assessment and radiography, this one-stop resource then presents conservative and surgical management strategies and algorithms, including ACL reconstruction without bone tunnels, use of epiphyseal tunnels, trans-physeal tunnels, or hybrid techniques. Special attention is given to the young female athlete, complications, prevention strategies, rehabilitation and return to play considerations.

Bringing together the latest clinical evidence with the preferred techniques of experts in the field, The Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament is a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the inherent problems in treating ACL injuries in the pediatric patient, useful for pediatric orthopedic surgeons, orthopedic sports medicine surgeons, primary care sports medicine physicians and other professionals working with the young athlete.

About the authors

Shital N. Parikh, MD, FACS, Co-Director, Orthopedic Sports Center, Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA

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“The target audience is obviously orthopedic surgeons (sports or pediatric) who will care for this population of patients. Naturally students, residents, and fellows will also benefit … . Ultimately, this is a valuable addition to the literature and a unique reference that targets all aspects of the singularly focused topic of ACL injuries in the skeletally immature. It is a worthy addition to the orthopedic library and will be especially valued by clinicians who care for pediatric athletes.” (Mark R. Hutchinson, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2018)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Pediatric and Adolescent ACL Injury and Sports Medicine: The Early Years

    Stanitski, Carl L., M.D.

    Pages 1-6

  • History of Ligament Injuries in Children

    Parikh, Shital N., M.D

    Pages 7-11

  • Developmental Anatomy of the ACL and Knee

    Richmond, Connor G., B.S. (et al.)

    Pages 13-24

  • The Epidemiology of Pediatric ACL Injuries

    Khanna, Krishn, M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 25-32

  • Assessment of Skeletal Maturity

    Pinkowsky, Gregory J., M.D. (et al.)

    Pages 33-39

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64771-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64770-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Book Subtitle
Evaluation and Management Strategies
Editors
  • Shital N. Parikh
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64771-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64771-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64770-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 298
Number of Illustrations
60 b/w illustrations, 95 illustrations in colour
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