The Knee

Form, Function, and Ligament Reconstruction

  • Werner Müller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Werner Müller
      Pages 2-7
    3. Werner Müller
      Pages 8-75
    4. Werner Müller
      Pages 76-115
    5. Werner Müller
      Pages 116-146
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Werner Müller
      Pages 148-154
    3. Werner Müller
      Pages 155-167
    4. Werner Müller
      Pages 168-220
    5. Werner Müller
      Pages 266-285
    6. Werner Müller
      Pages 286-296
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 297-314

About this book


This new treatise is the most outstanding piece of work on the knee and its associated ligaments currently available. Never before have I seen such an extensive study of the biomechanics of the knee with such a comprehensive review of the literature. The first section of the book, which deals with the functional anatomy (structure and biomechanics), immediately alerts the reader to the necessity of understanding the natural develop­ ment and action of the related structures, clearly emphasizing that successful diagnosis and treatment cannot otherwise be expected; the many who want an easy standard approach to each classic problem may find this hard to accept. Study what Werner Muller has written and compare it with your own findings from repeated dissection of anatomical specimens. The author goes on to stress that to have a real grasp of reconstructive surgery of the ligaments, one must be properly acquainted with the pathology and the repair of acute lesions. In no other way can one learn to recognize chronic problems. Once this step has been mastered it can be seen that the reconstructive procedures that Muller advocates do, for the most part, follow the laws of Nature rather than create the kind of abnormalities which often disrupt natural anatomical func­ tion.


Knee Kniegelenk Kniegelenkerkrankung Kniegelenkverletzung biomechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Werner Müller
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Universität BaselBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Kantonsspital BruderholzBruderholzSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-61765-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61763-8
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