The Knee and the Cruciate Ligaments

Anatomy Biomechanics Clinical Aspects Reconstruction Complications Rehabilitation

  • R. P. Jakob
  • H.-U. Stäubli

Table of contents

  1. Chronic Insufficieucy of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament

  2. Arthroscopic Techniques of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

  3. Injuries of Posterolateral Structures and the Posterior Cruciate Ligament

  4. Synthetic Materials for Ligament Reconstruction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 503-503
    2. S. N. Freudiger
      Pages 505-517
  5. Instability and Osteoarthritis

  6. Complications of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 587-587
    2. H.-U. Stäubli, R. P. Jakob
      Pages 589-600
  7. Rehabilitation and Evaluation

  8. Concluding Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 625-625
    2. A. Gächter
      Pages 630-631
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 633-637

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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