Articular Cartilage Lesions

A Practical Guide to Assessment and Treatment

  • Brian J. Cole
  • M. Mike Malek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Background and Patient Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael J. Langworthy, Fred R. T. Nelson, Richard D. Coutts
      Pages 3-12
    3. Laurence D. Higgins
      Pages 13-22
    4. Kenneth R. Zaslav, Jeffrey R. Dugas
      Pages 23-34
    5. Bert R. Mandelbaum, Steve A. Mora
      Pages 35-46
    6. Yan Lu, Mark D. Markel
      Pages 47-56
  3. Surgical Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Gregory C. Fanelli, Daniel R. Orcutt
      Pages 59-62
    3. Thomas J. Gill, J. Richard Steadman
      Pages 63-72
    4. Andrew S. Levy, Steven W. Meier
      Pages 73-81
    5. William D. Bugbee
      Pages 82-94
    6. Scott D. Gillogly, Mats Brittberg
      Pages 95-104
    7. Lyle J. Micheli, L. Pearce McCarty III
      Pages 119-139
    8. Jack Farr, Wayne K. Gersoff
      Pages 140-151
    9. Justin P. Roe, Peter J. Fowler
      Pages 152-169
    10. Giles R. Scuderi
      Pages 170-176
    11. Daniel A. Grande
      Pages 177-182
    12. R. Michael Meneghini, Mitchell B. Sheinkop
      Pages 183-192
  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Brian J. Cole, Michael G. Dennis
      Pages 193-329
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 331-336

About this book


Drs. Cole and Malek, recognized leaders in the field, wrote this cutting-edge text to fill the void in the literature regarding the management of articular cartilage disease and meniscal deficiency. The book enables orthopedic surgeons to develop an evidence-based decision-making framework that guides the management of articular cartilage lesions. Carefully chosen contributors provide readers with a practical background in articular lesions, patient assessment, and management strategies. Subsequent chapters address the gamut of current surgical techniques, from arthroscopy and debridement to unicondylar arthroplasty, in a step-by-step manner. More than 500 detailed illustrations, many in color, help readers understand and master treatments. Case studies, which include preoperative planning and postoperative outcomes, reinforce the decision-making process. Nearly every permutation and treatment option is covered, making this text a prime resource for surgeons committed to exercising sound judgement.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Brian J. Cole
    • 1
  • M. Mike Malek
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and Anatomy, Rush Cartilage Restoration CenterRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Washington Orthopaedic and Knee Clinic, Inc.FairfaxUSA

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