Traumatic Injuries of the Knee

Traumatic Injuries of the Knee

by E. Carlos Rodrìguez-Merchán (Editor)


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This book reviews the most important traumatic injuries that occur around the knee joint, providing detailed information on mechanisms of injury, diagnosis, and treatment. A wide range of injuries are covered, including jumper's knee, meniscus tears, knee ligament injuries, knee extensor mechanism injuries, and the floating knee. Dislocations of the knee and patella are carefully considered. Osteochondral fractures and fractures of the distal femur and tibial plateau are discussed in individual chapters that provide clear guidance on treatment. The book closes by reviewing the management of malunion and non-union about the knee. The authors are acknowledged experts in the field and have taken care to ensure that all information is completely up to date. This well- illustrated and instructive book will be of value to orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, and others who work with patients with traumatic knee injuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788847052970
Publisher: Springer Milan
Publication date: 06/08/2013
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 119
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

E. Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan gained his MD from Complutense University, Madrid, Spain in 1974 and later obtained a PhD from the same university. In 1978 Dr. Rodriguez-Merchan joined La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, as an orthopaedic surgeon, and since 1992 he has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in the hospital’s Service of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology as well as Chief of the Knee Unit. In 2005 he was also appointed Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at the School of Medicine, Autonomous University, Madrid. Over the past two decades Dr. Rodriguez-Merchan has been particularly dedicated to adult reconstruction of the lower limb, and above all to hip and knee arthoplasties. He is also a Consultant of the Haemophilia Centre, at La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain. Haemophilia Centre has been recognised by the World Federation of Haemophilia, as an International Haemophilia Training Centre. Since 2002 he has been Deputy Editor of Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, representing the Spanish Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, and from 2003 to 2009 he was Editor-in-Chief of Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología. He has also been a member of the editorial board of the journal Haemophilia since 1995. Dr. Rodriguez-Merchan has previously published four books in English as well as six in Spanish, and is the author of more than 120 articles in journals indexed in PubMed.

Table of Contents

1 Distal femural fractures.- 2 Tibial plateau fractures.- 3 Patellar fractures.- 4 Patellar dislocations and osteochondral fractures.- 5 Traumatic knee dislocation.- 6 Floating knee.- 7 Non-union and malunion around the knee.- 8 Knee extensor mechanism injuries.- 9 Meniscus tears.- 10 Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.- 11 Runner’s knee and patellar tendinopathy.​

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