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Complex Knee Ligament Injuries

From Diagnosis to Management

  • Fabrizio Margheritini
  • João Espregueira-Mendes
  • Alberto Gobbi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dinshaw N. Pardiwala, Sanjay Soni, Alhad Raut
      Pages 3-18
    3. Michael E. Hantes, Konstantinos Banios
      Pages 19-25
    4. Renato Andrade, Hugo Duarte, Rogério Pereira, Claudia Arias, Ricardo Bastos, Sérgio Rodrigues-Gomes et al.
      Pages 27-33
    5. Alberto Grassi, Tommaso Roberti di Sarsina, Gian Andrea Lucidi, Federico Raggi, Luca Macchiarola, Stefano Zaffagnini
      Pages 35-42
  3. Surgical Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Steffen Sauer, Mark Clatworthy
      Pages 45-61
    3. Simone Cerciello, Sebastian Orduna, Nadrr Darvich, Philippe Neyret
      Pages 63-73
    4. Mitchell I. Kennedy, Zachary S. Aman, Robert F. LaPrade
      Pages 75-87
    5. Gaetano Lo Bue, Fabrizio Margheritini
      Pages 99-104
    6. Conor I. Murphy, Philip P. Roessler, Tracye J. Lawyer, Volker Musahl
      Pages 123-136
    7. John M. Pinski, Matthew Salzler, Christopher D. Harner
      Pages 137-146
  4. Specific Scenario

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Ciaran Thrush, Timorthy S. Whitehead, Jérôme Murgier, Brian M. Devitt
      Pages 149-159
    3. Davide Edoardo Bonasia, Carola Pilone, Annunziato Amendola
      Pages 161-172
    4. Pablo Rainaudi, Jorge Batista, Rodrigo Maestu
      Pages 173-179
    5. Paul Herickhoff, Marc Safran
      Pages 181-194

About this book


This book, featuring a practical hands-on format, describes an up-to-date and comprehensive approach to the management of complex knee injuries. The aim is both to equip practitioners with reliable expert guidance and to foster consensus in a field characterized by continuing debate. Initial response and diagnostic evaluation are explained, surgical techniques appropriate for different injuries are fully documented, and advice is provided on the response to injuries in specific scenarios and patient groups. Emphasis is placed on the vital role of precise diagnosis in establishing the optimal treatment approach, and full account is taken of the implications of the most recent anatomical and biomechanical data. Readers will also find recommendations on controversial topics, including the role of early surgical management, the use of autograft or allograft tissue, and the benefits of reconstruction (as opposed to repair alone) of the fibular collateral ligament and posterolateral corner structures. The authors are leading authorities from around the world with extensive clinical and research expertise in the field of knee dislocations.  


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Editors and affiliations

  • Fabrizio Margheritini
    • 1
  • João Espregueira-Mendes
    • 2
  • Alberto Gobbi
    • 3
  1. 1.Orthopaedics and TraumatologyUniversity of Rome “Foro Italico”RomeItaly
  2. 2.Clínica do DragãoEspregueira-Mendes Sports Centre - FIFA Medical Centre of ExcellencePortoPortugal
  3. 3.O.A.S.I. Bioresearch Foundation NPOMilanItaly

About the editors

Fabrizio Margheritini is an orthopaedic surgeon internationally recognized for his expertise in knee surgery and, specifically, PCL and multiple ligamentous reconstructions. He holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Science, Unit of Sports Traumatology, University of Rome, Italy. Dr. Margheritini has previously worked in the Sports Medicine Departments of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the University of Pittsburgh (USA), the Hip and Knee Unit of the Cambridge Lea Hospital (UK), Zayed Military Hospital Abu Dhabi (UAE), and the International Knee and Joint Center Abu Dhabi and Ain Al Khaleeja Hospital Al Ain (UAE). He is a Past-President of the Sports Committee of the Italian Society of Knee Surgery, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, and Technologies (SIGASCOT) and a member of the Education Committee of ISAKOS. He is also an honorary member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOOSM). He serves in the Editorial Board of the KSSTA and Current Review in Muscoloskeletal Medicine journals. Dr. Margheritini is the author of more than 100 scientific articles and abstracts as well as three books. 

João Espregueira-Mendes, MD, PhD, has been Professor of Orthopaedic Traumatology and Chairman of the Orthopaedic Department at Minho University, Portugal, since 2005. In addition, he is Director of Clínica do Dragão - Espregueira-Mendes Sports Centre - FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, FC Porto Dragão Stadium, Porto, Portugal. His further posts include Orthopaedic Surgeon of FC Porto and Senior Researcher in Biomaterials, Biodegradables, and Biomimetics in the Department of Polymer Engineering at Minho University. Dr. Espregueira-Mendes was President of the European Society of Knee Surgery, Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) from 2012 to 2014 and he is Treasurer and Chairman of the Publication Committee of ISAKOS. He is a member of the editorial board of Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy.  

Alberto Gobbi, MD, is a board-certified surgeon and specialist in Orthopaedics and Traumatology and in Sports Medicine, he works in Milan Italy and in San Diego USA. Honorary professor at Beijing University in China and visiting professor at Kobe Japan, Seoul Korea and Singapore. Dr. Gobbi performs scientific, surgical, and educational activities at a national and international level. He is currently President of  the International Cartilage Regeneration & joint preservation Society (ICRS) and he is member of the Board of Directors of ISAKOS. 
Dr. Gobbi holds various positions within some of the most prestigious medical societies in the fields of orthopedics, arthroscopy, sports medicine, and scientific research.  GHe is the President of OASI Bioresearch Foundation Gobbi Onlus, a non-profit organization accredited by the Italian Ministry of Health and recognized as an International Teaching Center by ISAKOS and ICRS.  The OASI Foundation promotes research into cartilage, joint aging, and sports lesions through a network of collaborators from all over the world. He wrote several books and has been an editorial board member and reviewer for a number of leading journals in the field. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Complex Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Book Subtitle From Diagnosis to Management
  • Editors Fabrizio Margheritini
    João Espregueira-Mendes
    Alberto Gobbi
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information ISAKOS 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-58244-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-58245-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 209
  • Number of Illustrations 47 b/w illustrations, 106 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgical Orthopedics
    Sports Medicine
    Traumatic Surgery
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“The book obviously targets practicing orthopedic surgeons who care for patients with complex knee injuries. Both orthopedic trauma surgeons and sports medicine specialists will benefit from this book, as will residents and fellows in training. … The book is a great read for surgeons caring for patients with these types of injuries and a nice addition to an institutional orthopedic library.” (Mark R Hutchinson, Doody's Book Reviews, August 02, 2019)