Principles of Cartilage Repair

  • Christoph Erggelet
  • Bert R. Mandelbaum
  • Eike H. Mrosek
  • Jason M. Scopp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pages 19-26
  3. Conservative Treatment

  4. Operative Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Pages 73-75
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 77-121

About this book


Cartilage defects affect patients of all age groups. Surgeons, teamdoctors, general practitioners and physiotherapists alike are expected to provide adequate care.

Only individual treatment plans combining a well balanced choice of various options will be successful. Background knowledge, operative and non-operative therapies are described in concise chapters:

  • Articular cartilage biology
  • Diagnostics
  • Surgical techniques
  • Symptomatic and alternative medications
  • Physiotherapy

Diagnostic findings and surgical procedures are generously illustrated by aquarelles and colour photographs. Recommendations for additional reading, description of important clinical scoring systems and a listing of analytic tools are added for further information.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Christoph Erggelet
    • 1
  • Bert R. Mandelbaum
    • 2
  • Eike H. Mrosek
    • 3
  • Jason M. Scopp
    • 4
  1. 1.Arthrose Clinic ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine GroupSanta MonicaUSA
  3. 3.Kantonsspital St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  4. 4.Peninsula Orthopaedic Associates, P.A.SalisburyUSA

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