© 2004

ACL Made Simple


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Pages 1-11
  3. Pages 45-64
  4. Pages 139-153
  5. Pages 154-180
  6. Pages 181-192
  7. Pages 193-197
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 199-213

About this book


ACL Made Simple is a book/CD-ROM combination that educates orthopedic residents, athletic trainers, and various medical support staff about the fundamentals of ACL injuries. The content is both thorough and practical. Readers will benefit from comprehensive discussions of diagnosis, partial tears, treatment options, operative techniques, and complications. This definitive guide also outlines a six-month rehabilitation program complete with goals, stages, and exercises. More than 150 photographs and diagrams illuminate key concepts.

A CD-ROM keyed to each chapter complements the text and makes it easy for users to locate sections of particular interest. The numerous graphics and narrated video clips are dynamic tools that highlight topics including the mechanism of injury, physical examination, and surgical techniques.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Carleton University and University of OttawaOttawaCanada

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From the reviews:

"Richly illustrated, it is an overview of … managing patients with ACL injuries and associated injuries … . An instructional, easily browsed CD ... is included. ... clearly written with good and logical organization. ... the author appears to be well updated in this area of research. ... the clinically most relevant situations are well represented ... anyone dealing with these patients will have something to gain from reading this book, either from a learning point of view or from the discussion aspect ... ." (David Roberts, Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, Vol. 71(4), 2005)

"The cruciate surgery of the knee, and in particular, the anterior cruciate ligament is enriched with abundant literature. This new work written by Don Johnson, whose rich experience is valued, aims to be very practical. … The presentation and the text are very classical … . this work addresses the youngest or the surgeons with limited experience in the pathology of the anterior cruciate ligament." (L. Balabaud, European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Vol. 16, 2006)