Primary Knee Arthroplasty

  • Urs K. Munzinger
  • Jens G. Boldt
  • Peter A. Keblish

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Urs K. Munzinger, Urs Wyss, Jens G. Boldt, Bernhard G. Gyssler, M. Windler, Inès Kramers-de Quervain et al.
    Pages 1-46
  3. Urs K. Munzinger, Peter A. Keblish, Jens G. Boldt, Alan C. Merchant
    Pages 47-98
  4. Jens G. Boldt, Jeannette Petrich-Munzinger, Peter A. Keblish, Mario Bizzini, Urs K. Munzinger, N. W. Thompson et al.
    Pages 99-138
  5. Urs K. Munzinger, Peter A. Keblish, Jens G. Boldt, Tomas K. Drobny, David Beverland, Jean-Louis Briard et al.
    Pages 139-228
  6. Jens G. Boldt, Yaw Jakobi, Thomas Guggi
    Pages 229-239
  7. Mario Bizzini, Jens G. Boldt
    Pages 241-253
  8. Jens G. Boldt, P. Thümler, Peter A. Keblish, M. Vogt
    Pages 255-288
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 289-292

About this book


Primary knee arthroplasty (PKA) has a long history and modern mobile bearing knee implants are successfully implanted worldwide since 1977. Primary Knee Arthroplasty focuses on basic science, personal surgical experiences, clinical, functional and radiographic outcomes of PKA, with special focus on challenging knees such as severe varus and valgus deformities with associated bone defects, fixed flexion deformities, soft tissue contractures, and arthrodesed knees. Patella treatment with or without resurfacing is addressed in great detail. Early criterion-based rehabilitation and the patient’s return to participating in sports are discussed as is the management of prosthetic or surgery related complications. Lavishly illustrated to complement the text, Primary Knee Arthroplasty is a ‘must-have’ for all practicing knee replacement surgeons, orthopedic surgeons in training, orthopedic nurses, and physiotherapists with a special interest in knee arthroplasty. Tips and tricks provided by experienced knee surgeons are indispensable for daily clinical practice.


Basic Science Instrument arthroplasty biomechanics bone complication computer assisted surgery fixation implant knee management osteotomy rehabilitation robotics surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Urs K. Munzinger
    • 1
  • Jens G. Boldt
    • 2
  • Peter A. Keblish
    • 3
  1. 1.Schulthess KlinikZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Orthopaedic Center GeilenkirchenGeilenkirchenGermany
  3. 3.Orthopaedic Associates of AllentownAllentownUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62304-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18816-9
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