Curbside Consultation in Knee Arthroplasty: 49 Clinical Questions

by C., Ed. Della Valle Ed.

Are you looking for concise, practical answers to those questions that are often left unanswered by traditional knee arthroplasty references? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for complicated cases or controversial decisions? Curbside Consultation in Knee Arthroplasty: 49 Clinical Questions provides quick answers to the thorny questions most commonly posed during a “curbside consultation” between orthopedic surgical colleagues.

Dr. Craig J. Della Valle has designed this unique reference which offers expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with knee arthroplasty. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to knee arthroplasty with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Numerous images, diagrams, and references are included to enhance the text and to illustrate the management of the knee.

Curbside Consultation in Knee Arthroplasty: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert advice that even high-volume clinicians will appreciate. Practicing orthopedists, orthopedic residents, and non-physician personnel will benefit from the user-friendly and casual format and the expert advice contained within.

Some of the questions that are answered:

• I have a patient who has a deformity of the distal femur and arthritis of the knee. Should I do an osteotomy to correct the deformity?
• If I am doing a total knee arthroplasty and the patella does not seem to track well, what should I do?
• I am doing a total knee in a patient with a varus deformity. I have done my standard release and the knee is still tight medially. What should I do?
• What do I do if I cut the MCL intra-operatively?
• How do you assess joint line position at the time of revision TKA? What are the clinical consequences if it is elevated?


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