Operative Techniques: Sports Knee Surgery: Book, Website and DVD

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Overview

This multimedia resource offers you all the how-to step-by-step guidance you need to perform all of the latest and best techniques in sports knee surgery. The complete, lavishly illustrated volume is made even better with a state-of-the-art companion web site! With chapters on such hot topics as knee arthroscopy and meniscus, articular cartilage procedures, knee ligament procedures, and patellofemoral procedures, you will appreciate the clear and concise, detailed, and visual approach of this atlas and video collection. Large full-color intraoperative photos, diagrammable illustrations, dedicated website, and companion DVD demonstrate the full range of procedures. This short, accessible multimedia resource shows you what you need to know and how to do it all. The result is a detailed, easy-to-use reference that no orthopedic surgeon should be without.
This is a title in the Operative Techniques series. Please visit www.operativetechniques.com for more information.

• Includes full-text web access so you can search the text online and surgical video clips that let you see the experts perform the techniques and perfect your own.

• Discusses pearls and pitfalls with an emphasis on optimizing outcomes to improve the quality of your technique and learn the expert’s approach to getting the best results.

• Outlines positioning, exposures, instrumentation, and implants to give you a step-by-step guide for every procedure.

• Provides post-operative care and expected outcomes including potential complications and brief notes on controversies and supporting evidence to give you important details about patient-focused surgery.

• Highlights key anatomies with color photos and illustrations as well as diagrams that present cases as they appear in real life to help you see every detail with clarity.

Web site access will be provided until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Mark R Hutchinson, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This book and accompanying DVD on sports-related knee surgeries are intended as operating companions for students, residents, and attendings. The book, which covers 32 specific procedures, is organized in an outline, bullet-point format that sequentially walks readers through preparation and the procedure. The DVD is visually outstanding with appropriate narration guiding users through specific surgeries.
Purpose: The authors have used the Elsevier journals, Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics and Operative Techniques Sports Medicine as the guiding force behind this book. These outstanding journals feature excellent figures and focused text. The authors note that these journals could not cover the entire topic of sports medicine; therefore, this book was compiled to create an operating room companion of sports medicine cases of the knee that could be used for a myriad of sports cases. These are worthy goals and, especially with the accompanying DVD, the authors have accomplished them.
Audience: The authors target students through residents and attending physicians as potential users. I can easily see it as a central reference in the operating rooms of educational programs performing a significant number of sports cases. The lead authors are the next generation of leadership in orthopedic sports medicine and Mark Miller has already established himself as one of the best educators in orthopedic sports medicine in the country.
Features: Each of the 32 chapters is written in a bulleted, outline format which results in a uniform flow throughout the book. This differs from the format of the Operative Techniques journals after which the book is modeled, but it provides an efficient transfer of information. The image quality is outstanding and the figures are an excellent guide for recreating the procedures. I loved the DVD, which alone may be worth the purchase price. Each chapter ends not with a bibliography or references but rather evidence. Many but not all of the articles are then categorized by the level of evidence they represent. If there is one shortcoming, it is the preponderance of level 3 and 4 references over level 1 and 2 references.
Assessment: The authors have created a wonderful operating room companion for sports-related surgeries of the knee. Mine will be available in the operating room for all my residents to review before each case. This is a unique offering that works as a quick, efficient reference in the OR.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416043973
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/7/2008
  • Series: Operative Techniques Series
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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