Total Knee Arthroplasty

A Comprehensive Guide

  • E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
  • Sam Oussedik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Romain Gaillard, Bujar Shabani, Rosa Ballis, Philippe Neyret, Sébastien Lustig
    Pages 1-25
  3. E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán, Sam Oussedik
    Pages 27-37
  4. Alexander D. Liddle, E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    Pages 39-49
  5. Ran Schwarzkopf, David I. S. Sweetnam
    Pages 51-55
  6. Antony J. R. Palmer, E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    Pages 69-78
  7. Ayman Gabr, Rosamond Tansey, Fares S. Haddad
    Pages 79-87
  8. Matthew T. Jennings, Paul L. Sousa, Matthew P. Abdel
    Pages 89-100
  9. Kartik Logishetty, Charles A. Willis-Owen
    Pages 101-109
  10. Sujith Konan, Stephen Howell, Sam Oussedik
    Pages 145-159
  11. Myles R. J. Coolican, Vikram A. Mhaskar
    Pages 161-172
  12. Sebastien Parratte, Jean-Noel Argenson
    Pages 173-182
  13. Rahul Patel
    Pages 183-196
  14. Behrooz Haddad, Sam Oussedik
    Pages 197-207
  15. Jorge Manrique, Miguel M. Gomez, Antonia F. Chen, Javad Parvizi
    Pages 209-217
  16. Alexander D. Liddle, E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    Pages 219-227
  17. Mohsin Khan, Gemma Green, Ayman Gabr, Fares S. Haddad
    Pages 235-247
  18. Rhidian Morgan-Jones
    Pages 249-257
  19. Simone Cerciello, Philippe Neyret, Sébastien Lustig
    Pages 267-276
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 277-286

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive guide to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) that will assist in achieving excellent outcomes based on a sound understanding and technique. After an introductory section on the native knee that covers the anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and patterns of disease, all aspects of primary knee arthroplasty are discussed in detail. Individual chapters are devoted to topics such as acute pain management, the role of technological aids, prosthetic kinematics, alignment targets, unicompartmental arthroplasty, patellar resurfacing, outcome measures, and cost-effectiveness. An extensive section explains the causes and management of potential complications, including aseptic failure, infections, and periprosthetic fracture. The surgical techniques appropriate for revision knee arthroplasty are described separately, and guidelines on how to deal with bone loss, instability, and extensor mechanism failure are provided. The authors are all respected experts from the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Europe.


Arthroplasty-associated infections Complications of arthroplasty Primary knee arthroplasty Prosthetic kinematics Revision knee arthroplasty Unicompartmental arthroplasty

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    • 1
  • Sam Oussedik
    • 2
  1. 1."La Paz" University Hospital-IdiPazMadridSpain
  2. 2.University College London HospitalsLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17553-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17554-6
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