Description: This second edition book deals with reconstructive operations for disorders and injuries of the knee joint.
Purpose: The purpose is to describe newer reconstructive knee procedures, which focus on arthroscopic techniques and less invasive operations. These worthy objectives are met in most cases.
Audience: The book is written mainly for orthopedic surgeons. The editor Douglas W. Jackson, MD, medical director of the Orthopaedic Research Center Memorial Medical Center in Long Beach, California, is nationally and internationally know for his work on the knee joint.
Features: This new edition builds on the first one by adding new chapters on meniscal fixation, meniscal transplantation, cruciate graft harvesting, medial collateral ligament reconstruction, opening-wedge osteotomy, intraarticular fractures, arthroscopic lavage and chondroplasty, microfractures, osteochondral plugs, chondrocyte transplantation and pigmented villonodular synovitis. The black-and-white and color photos and illustrations are of excellent quality.
Assessment: This work is one in the series of master techniques in orthopedic surgery is edited by Roby C. Thompson. The book is truly an excellent and timely work, very well written by a group of carefully chosen knee experts. I very highly recommend it to all orthopedic surgeons caring for patients with knee disorders and injuries.