Sports Injuries of the Knee: Surgical Approaches

Sports injuries of the kneeBy

  • Peter T. Simonian, M.D., Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, Simonian Sports Medicine Clinic, Fresno, California
  • Brian J. Cole, M.D., M.B.A., Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Director, Rush Cartilage Restoration Center, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Bernard R. Bach Jr., M.D., Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Director, Division of Sports Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

32 surgical treatments for problems of the knee

Sports Injuries of the Knee: Surgical Approachesdiscusses 32 key surgical treatments for managing the most common problems and sports-related injuries to the knee.

Each chapter outlines physical examination techniques, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, indications, operative and non-operative treatment options, patient positioning, goals, approaches, surgical techniques, and postoperative considerations. Leading experts offer their perspectives on procedures such as arthroscopic menisecal repair, ligament reconstruction, osteochondritis dissecans treatment, osteotomies about the knee, proximal/distal realignment for patellar instability, tibial spine fractures, and more.


  • Features practical tips on how to handle from the experts on handling articular cartilage abnormalities, ligament tears, patellofemoral problems, tendon injuries, fractures and more
  • Includes numerous approaches for osteotomy, ACL reconstruction, and PCL reconstruction
  • Describes the management of difficult multiligament injuries
  • Contains Pearls and Pitfalls call attention to key points and offer tips for how to avoid complications
  • Supplemented by more than 270 illustrations aid the comprehension of each surgical technique

All orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, fellows in training, and residents treating patients with knee injuries and conditions will appreciate the wealth of information in this reference.


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