About this book
This book, published in cooperation with ESSKA, is an exceptionally comprehensive guide to arthroscopy that covers all major joints and all potential arthroscopic procedures. Sections on the knee, shoulder, elbow, hip, wrist, and ankle provide in-depth descriptions of each procedure, including indications, technique, complications, and results, as well as essential information on diagnostic work-up and classification systems/rating scales. The text is supported by a wealth of color illustrations, and clear treatment algorithms are included for most sports injuries. An introductory section describes the history of arthroscopy, explains general principles, and provides information on instrumentation, electronic equipment, anesthesia, pain control, and prevention of complications. A special chapter focuses on the operative report, with description of an electronic form that can be used by every surgeon to store operative records or participate in European multicenter ESSKA studies. The authors include the most renowned arthroscopic surgeons in Europe. Arthroscopy will be an invaluable textbook and reference for orthopaedic surgeons, general orthopaedic physicians, sports traumatologists, residents, and physical therapists.