Articular Cartilage Defects of the Knee

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • E. Carlos Rodrìguez-Merchán

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán, Hortensia De la Corte-García
    Pages 1-16
  3. Michael Heim, Israel Dudkiewicz
    Pages 17-24
  4. Carmen Martín-Hervás
    Pages 25-35
  5. Eduardo García-Rey
    Pages 37-41
  6. Alonso Moreno-García
    Pages 43-46
  7. José L. Leal-Helmling, Santigo Bello-Prats
    Pages 47-53
  8. Julián Fernández-González
    Pages 55-65
  9. Primitivo Gómez-Cardero, E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán, Ángel Martínez-Lloreda
    Pages 67-78
  10. E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán, Hortensia De la Corte-García
    Pages 79-85
  11. Hortensia De la Corte-Rodríguez, Juan M. Román-Belmonte, Hortensia De la Corte-García
    Pages 87-105
  12. E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán, Hortensia De la Corte-García
    Pages 107-114
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 115-117

About this book


This book reviews current knowledge on the diagnosis and treatment (surgical and non-surgical) of cartilage defects at the knee joint. In the discussion of diagnosis, the focus is primarily on imaging findings, particularly those obtained with MRI. The remainder of the book is devoted to the full range of current conservative and surgical treatments, with attention to both treatment indications and results as reported in the recent literature. In reviewing non-surgical treatment, oral and intra-articular medical management is evaluated and rehabilitation and physical therapy are also considered. The three main types of surgical technique – microfracture surgery and similar procedures, mosaicplasty and related techniques, and autologous chondrocyte transplantation – are then extensively discussed in a series of highly informative chapters. This book will be of great practical value for clinicians, assisting in daily decision making.


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Editors and affiliations

  • E. Carlos Rodrìguez-Merchán
    • 1
  1. 1.MadridSpain

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