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Current Concepts in ACL Reconstruction

Current Concepts in ACL Reconstruction (Hardback)

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From evaluation to outcome, "Current Concepts in ACL Reconstruction" will help you keep pace with the latest techniques for the treatment of anterior cruciate ligament injuries. This text provides the most complete and up-to-date information for the surgical reconstruction of a torn ACL including details about the advanced double bundle procedure. Both American and international perspectives on the treatment of ACL injuries are included to provide the most comprehensive review available on the market today.Inside this richly illustrated text, Drs. Freddie H. Fu and Steven B. Cohen along with contributions from the world's most experienced knee surgeons provide the basic science, kinematic, imaging, and injury patterns surrounding the ACL. Surgical concepts, various techniques for reconstruction, and diverse opinions on approaching the ACL are also included. "Current Concepts in ACL Reconstruction" explains the anatomical scientific basis in order to provide the most current surgical principles to ensure the patient receives the best surgical outcomes.To reflect recent advancements in ACL treatment, the emerging double bundle technique is comprehensively covered.

The differences between the single and double bundle techniques are discussed with an outlook from leading international experts in double bundle reconstruction. An accompanying video CD-ROM demonstrates and supports various procedures mentioned throughout the text.In addition, several of the world's most experienced surgeons provide their perspective from what they have learned by completing ACL surgery for over 25 years, along with their insight into the future treatment of ACL injuries.This book will help you learn about: differences between single and double reconstruction techniques; pediatric ACL reconstruction; gender differences in ACL injury; radiographic imaging; computer navigation assistance for ACL reconstruction; injury patterns of the ACL; graft choices in ACL surgery; revision ACL surgery; postoperative rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction; and, outcome measures to assess success after surgery."Current Concepts in ACL Reconstruction" answers the need for a comprehensive information source on the treatment of ACL injuries. Orthopedic residents and surgeons will be prepared with this thorough review of ACL reconstruction by their side.

Medical & VeterinarySurgeryOrthopaedics & fracturesMedical & VeterinarySurgeryPlastic & reconstructive surgery Publisher: SLACK Incorporated Publication Date: 10/03/2008 ISBN-13: 9781556428135  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Freddie H. Fu, MD, D.Sci(Hon), DPs(Hon) is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in Sports Medicine. He is the David Silver Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He also serves as Adjunct Professor in the University's School of Health and Rehabilitation Science. Dr. Fu is also the Head Team Physician for the Athletic Department. Dr. Fu's major research interest lies in clinical outcome as well as biology and biomechanics of the knee in sports-related injuries. He has served as principal investigator or coinvestigator on dozens of orthopedic research projects, many of them studying the treatment of ACL injuries. Currently, Dr. Fu is interested in the clinical outcome and basic science research of Anatomic Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction, a surgical procedure which more closely restores the normal anatomy of the ACL and normal function of the knee, compared to single bundle ACL reconstruction. Dr. Fu is the editor of 26 orthopedic textbooks, author of more than 80 book chapters on the management of sports injuries, and has contributed to over 200 peer reviewed research publications. He also serves on the editorial boards of many orthopaedic journals, including American Journal of Sports Medicine, American Journal of Knee Surgery, Journal of Orthopaedic Techniques, Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, Orthopedic Technology Review, European Journal of Trauma, and the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. In addition, he has given more than 600 national and international presentations throughout the years. Steven B. Cohen, MD is a Sports Medicine specialist at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. He specializes in operative management of the knee, shoulder, and elbow. He completed his residency at the University of Virginia Health Center in Charlottesville, VA and Sports Medicine Fellowship was at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Sports Medicine. He is currently an assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Joseph's University. He serves as an Assistant Professor at the Thomas Jefferson University and the Director of Sports Medicine Research at the Rothman Institute. Dr. Cohen is the editor of 1 orthopedic textbook, associate editor of the Textbook of Arthroscopy, author of 12 book chapters on the management of sports injuries, has contributed to 22 peer reviewed research publications, and has been a part of 45 national and international research presentations. He also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Arthroscopy.

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