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Joint Preservation of the Knee

A Clinical Casebook

  • Adam B. Yanke
  • Brian J. Cole

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The Knee Joint as an Organ

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Charles A. Baumann, Betina B. Hinckel, Chantelle C. Bozynski, Jack Farr
      Pages 3-24
    3. Michael B. Ellman, Jorge Chahla
      Pages 25-39
    4. Luiz Felipe Ambra, Andreas H. Gomoll, Jack Farr
      Pages 41-56
    5. Michael L. Redondo, David R. Christian, Adam B. Yanke
      Pages 57-67
    6. Drew A. Lansdown, Kevin C. Wang, Brian J. Cole
      Pages 69-82
  3. Core Knee Joint Preservation Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. David R. Christian, Adam J. Beer, Adam B. Yanke
      Pages 85-93
    3. Christian Lattermann, Burak Altintas
      Pages 95-106
    4. Luis Eduardo Tirico, William Bugbee
      Pages 107-122
    5. Michael L. Redondo, Adam J. Beer, Adam B. Yanke
      Pages 123-142
    6. Trevor R. Gulbrandsen, Katie Freeman, Seth L. Sherman
      Pages 143-161
    7. Andreas H. Gomoll, Brian J. Chilelli
      Pages 163-181
    8. Brian Waterman, Annabelle Davey, Michael L. Redondo, Brian J. Cole
      Pages 183-197
  4. Complex Knee Joint Preservation Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Andrew J. Riff, Andreas H. Gomoll
      Pages 201-216
    3. Christian Lattermann, Burak Altintas
      Pages 235-254
    4. Kevin C. Wang, Rachel M. Frank, Brian J. Cole
      Pages 255-265

About this book


Comprised of clinical cases demonstrating strategies for both common and complex knee preservation, this concise, practical casebook will provide orthopedic surgeons with the best real-world strategies to properly manage the many kinds of knee injuries and disorders they may encounter. The opening section presents the knee joint as a unique structure, reviewing the anatomy and function of articular cartilage and the meniscus, the effects of joint malalignment, the role of the synovium, and how joint failure is defined. The next two sections are comprised of clinical cases with a unique presentation, followed by a description of the diagnosis, assessment and management techniques used to treat it, as well as the case outcome, and clinical pearls and pitfalls. Cases included illustrate small and large cartilage defects, osteochondritis dessicans, chondral defects and lesions, meniscal allograft transplantation, and tibial and tibiofemoral cartilage defects, among others. The final section examines the current evidence for the treatment of articular cartilage lesions and emerging techniques in knee joint preservation and cartilage restoration.

Pragmatic and reader-friendly, Joint Preservation of the Knee: A Clinical Casebook is an excellent resource for orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists treating common and complex injuries of the knee.


Articular cartilage Cartilage Defect Knee joint preservation Malalignment Meniscal deficiency Meniscectomy Meniscus Osteochondritis dessicans Patellofemoral joint Subchondral bone Tibiofemoral joint

Editors and affiliations

  • Adam B. Yanke
    • 1
  • Brian J. Cole
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

About the editors

Adam B. Yanke, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Sports Medicine Division, Assistant Director, Cartilage Restoration Center, Midwest Orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA

Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA, Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Section Head, Cartilage Restoration Center, Midwest Orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Joint Preservation of the Knee
  • Book Subtitle A Clinical Casebook
  • Editors Adam B. Yanke
    Brian J. Cole
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-01490-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-01491-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 331
  • Number of Illustrations 27 b/w illustrations, 79 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Orthopedics
    Sports Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
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“The book is written for knee surgeons and those engaged in research on knee‐related topics, but also for residents, students, and other physicians caring for patients with knee disorders. The needs of the intended audience are well met. … It is an essential addition to the academic library frequented by individuals seeking information on this subject.” (Samuel J. Chmell, Doody's Book Reviews, May 31, 2019)