The Knee and the Cruciate Ligaments

Anatomy Biomechanics Clinical Aspects Reconstruction Complications Rehabilitation

  • R. P. Jakob
  • H.-U. Stäubli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Terms, Definitions, and Glossaries

    1. H.-U. Stäubli, R. P. Jakob
      Pages 1-21
  3. Historical and Current Perspectives in the Treatment of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Insufficiency

  4. Anatomy and Biomechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. E. B. Hunziker, H.-U. Stäubli, R. P. Jakob
      Pages 31-47
    3. C. Fabbriciani, M. Oransky
      Pages 48-61
    4. N. F. Friederich, W. R. O’Brien
      Pages 78-91
    5. W. Hackenbruch
      Pages 110-119
  5. OAK Knee Documentation and Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. We. Müller, R. Biedert, F. Hefti, R. P. Jakob, U. Munzinger, H.-U. Stäubli
      Pages 123-133
    3. F. Hefti, T. Drobny, W. Hackenbruch, W. C. Kipfer, P. Holzach, R. P. Jakob et al.
      Pages 134-139
  6. Diagnosis, Pathomechanics, and Pathomorphology of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Insufficiency

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. H.-U. Stäubli, R. P. Jakob
      Pages 177-183
    3. A. Gächter
      Pages 193-195
    4. P. Wirz, B. Schneider, R. P. Jakob
      Pages 215-224
    5. H.-U. Stäubli, R. P. Jakob, P. Witschger, R. Ganz
      Pages 250-254
  7. Concepts and Experience in the Treatment of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Disorders

  8. Acute Tears of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. We. Müller
      Pages 279-288
    3. G. Blatter, F. B. Sprenger, P. Burkart
      Pages 289-292
    4. P. M. Ballmer, W. C. Kipfer, B. Grünig, H.-U. Stäubli, R. Zehnder, R. P. Jakob
      Pages 293-298
    5. R. Johner, P. M. Ballmer, D. Rogge, H. B. Burch, R. P. Jakob, H. Tscherne
      Pages 307-317
  9. Injuries of the Collateral Ligaments aud Menisci

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. B. Moyen, J. L. Lerat, H. Muller
      Pages 329-332
    3. R. P. Jakob, P. M. Ballmer, K. Zuber, H.-U. Stäubli
      Pages 333-342
  10. Chronic Insufficieucy of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament

About this book


This book summarizes the experience gained by the Orthopedic Study Group for the Knee (OAK) of the Swiss Orthopedic Society in dealing with knee problems relating to deficiencies of the cruciate ligaments. The editors, R.P. Jakob and H.-U.Staubli, have collaborated with international authorities to produce this ex­ cellent work dealing with a great many aspects of knee surgery and especially the problems of the cruciate ligaments. For clarity, the book begins with definitions and explanations of basic biomechan­ ical terms. The chapters on Anatomy and Biomechanics present up-to-date scien­ tific information based on anatomic and biomechanical principles as they are ap­ plied in modern knee surgery. The second part of the book focuses on the OAK-sanctioned approach to knee documentation and evaluation, which is a valuable supplement to other knee evaluation schemes. The European Society for Knee Surgery (ESKA) and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) are currently at­ tempting to combine the advantages of the OAK system with an internationally valid evaluation scheme to create a standard evaluation and documentation sys­ tem that will be acceptable to all physicians.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. P. Jakob
    • 1
  • H.-U. Stäubli
    • 2
  1. 1.Department for Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Orthopedics/TraumatologyTiefenau Hospital of the City of BernBernSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84465-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84463-8
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