Total Knee Replacement

  • Richard S. Laskin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David G. Murray
      Pages 3-15
    3. Malcolm H. Pope, Braden C. Fleming
      Pages 25-38
  3. The Surgical Technique of Total Knee Replacement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Richard S. Laskin
      Pages 41-53
  4. The Results of Total Knee Replacement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Giles R. Scuderi, John N. Insall, Russell E. Windsor
      Pages 77-84
    3. Kelly G. Vince, John N. Insall
      Pages 85-111
    4. Kelly G. Vince
      Pages 113-149
    5. D. Stock, R. Fabisiak, A. Niezgoda
      Pages 151-159
    6. Kenneth A. Krackow, David S. Hungerford, Robert V. Kenna
      Pages 183-192
  5. Problem Areas in Total Knee Replacement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Thomas P. Sculco
      Pages 195-198
    3. Hugh U. Cameron
      Pages 199-210
    4. Leif Ryd
      Pages 211-224
    5. Thomas P. Sculco, Hans W. Springorum, Ugo De Nicola, Walter J. Lowe, Richard S. Laskin
      Pages 225-239
    6. Edward T. Habermann
      Pages 241-252
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 265-268

About this book


Knee replacement can be regarded as the inevitable sequel to hip replacements, the child so to speak, of a brilliant father. As with other children, there were growing pains and a somewhat troubled adolescence, but the mature adult can now stand, proud and unashamed, alongside its distinguished forebear. Total replacement of the knee is now a highly successful operation which has enriched the lives of countless sufferers. Clearly the time is ripe for a definitive work on the subject. Richard Laskin, whose abiding interest and profound knowledge of knee replace­ ment are well known, has gathered together a team of notable experts who, between them, cover every aspect of the subject. The first section of this book deals with the history of knee replacement, its indications, alternative procedures, biomechanics and materials. Then follows a most important section by Laskin himself, on the surgical technique, the details of which, as he points out in his preface, are more important than differences between the various prostheses. The third section considers the results of several different prostheses and discusses some problem areas. This is a book which surgeons in the field of knee replacement have been waiting for; those with experience will find it of absorbing interest and those who have more recently embarked on the subject will find it an invaluable guide in their quest for perfection. Dr Laskin is to be congratulated on his choice of collaborators and for producing such a masterly compilation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Richard S. Laskin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Albert Einstein College of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryLong Island Jewish Medical CenterNew Hyde ParkUSA

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