The ACL Handbook

Knee Biology, Mechanics, and Treatment

  • Martha M. Murray
  • Patrick Vavken
  • Braden Fleming

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. ACL Injury: The Clinical Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patrick Vavken, Martha M. Murray
      Pages 3-17
    3. Carolyn M. Hettrich, Kurt P. Spindler
      Pages 29-40
    4. Patrick Vavken, Martha M. Murray
      Pages 41-59
  3. ACL Injury: The Biologic Problem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Martha M. Murray, Braden C. Fleming
      Pages 63-72
    3. Linda H. Chao, Martha M. Murray
      Pages 73-89
    4. Martha M. Murray
      Pages 91-100
    5. Martha M. Murray
      Pages 101-112
  4. Translational Medicine: In Vitro and In Vivo Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Patrick Vavken
      Pages 115-122
    3. Patrick Vavken, Braden C. Fleming
      Pages 123-137
    4. Benedikt Lorenz Proffen, Martha M. Murray
      Pages 139-166
    5. Patrick Vavken, Martha M. Murray
      Pages 167-177
    6. Patrick Vavken, Martha M. Murray, Braden C. Fleming
      Pages 179-200
  5. Stimulating Healing of the ACL Using Tissue Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Ryu Yoshida, Martha M. Murray
      Pages 203-214
    3. Martha M. Murray
      Pages 215-224

About this book

Introduction

ACL injuries affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of people each year. Treatment is far from perfect, and physicians and patients face challenges such as high failure rates in adolescent athletes and the inability to slow the accelerated progression of arthritis after an ACL rupture, for example. The ACL Handbook takes a complete view of ACL injuries and treatments, discussing:

 

- Normal ACL and knee mechanics

- The body's response to ACL injury

- Development of new treatment methods

 

Ideal for orthopedists, sports medicine physicians, and physical therapists, The ACL Handbook is a unique resource for information on the basic and applied science of ACL injury, repair, and the future of treatment.

Keywords

Orthopedic surgery physical therapy sports medicine tissue engineering translational medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Martha M. Murray
    • 1
  • Patrick Vavken
    • 2
  • Braden Fleming
    • 3
  1. 1.Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolDepartment of Orthopedic SurgeryBostonUSA
  2. 2.Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolDepartment of Orthopedic SurgeryBostonUSA
  3. 3.Brown University, Rhode Island HospitalWarren Alpert Medical SchoolProvidenceUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-0760-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0759-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0760-7
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