Chondral Disease of the Knee

A Case-Based Approach

  • Brian J. Cole
  • M. Mike Malek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Tom Minas, Tim Bryant
    Pages 4-5
  3. Tom Minas, Tim Bryant
    Pages 25-27
  4. Jack Farr
    Pages 28-30
  5. Brian J. Cole
    Pages 73-75
  6. Tom Minas, Tim Bryant
    Pages 84-86
  7. Jack Farr
    Pages 87-90
  8. Tom Minas, Tim Bryant
    Pages 95-97
  9. Jack Farr
    Pages 128-131
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 143-147

About this book


This valuable resource, derived from Drs. Cole and Malek’s Articular Cartilage Lesions: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Treatment, features case studies that help the reader develop an understanding of chondral disease and hone the decision-making skills integral to successful cartilage repair and solution implementation. The case studies included were selected for optimum clinical value and cover such issues as injury evaluation, physical examination, radiographic evaluation, and comorbidities. Each case is complemented by brilliant illustrations, many in color, and concludes with bulleted decision-making factors that can be easily incorporated into clinical practice. This practical, case-based book is an ideal learning tool for residents and surgeons seeking to gain a better understanding of chondral disease and the many approaches to its successful treatment.


Lesions Osteochondral cartilage instability knee necrosis osteoarthritis trauma

Authors and affiliations

  • Brian J. Cole
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Mike Malek
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedics and Department of Anatomy and Cell BiologyRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Cartilage Restoration Center at RushRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Washington Orthopaedic and Knee ClinicFairfaxUSA
  4. 4.National Knee Research and Education FoundationClintonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-30830-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-38299-9
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