Traumatic Disorders of the Knee

  • John M. Siliski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Fundamental Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Martin Boublik, Field T. Blevins, J. Richard Steadman
      Pages 3-8
    3. Field T. Blevins, Martin Boublik, J. Richard Steadman
      Pages 9-18
    4. Stephen B. Trippel, Henry J. Mankin
      Pages 19-36
    5. David D. Bullek, Michael A. Kelly
      Pages 37-46
    6. Nicholas J. Carr, Gregory Gallico
      Pages 47-67
    7. Kenneth S. Austin, John M. Siliski
      Pages 69-81
    8. Justin Lamont
      Pages 83-96
    9. Peter van Eenenaam, William W. Tomford
      Pages 97-102
  3. Major Fractures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. John M. Siliski
      Pages 105-126
    3. Kenneth J. Koval, Roy Sanders
      Pages 127-143
  4. Extensor Mechanism Injuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. David W. Lhowe
      Pages 159-168
    3. David W. Lhowe
      Pages 169-174
    4. George Thabit III, Lyle J. Micheli
      Pages 175-190
  5. Ligaments and Menisci

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Charles H. Brown Jr., Mark E. Steiner
      Pages 193-284

About this book


Management of knee trauma has changed rapidly over the past decade, with the acquisition of additional knowledge and new surgical techniques. At present, the optimal management of knee injuries requires the synthesis of multiple approaches drawn from orthopaedics and related surgical fields. The goal of this work is to comprehensively discuss the current state of the art in management of all types of knee trauma, including soft tissue and osteoarticular injuries. In order to take care of the patient with knee trauma, the orthopaedic surgeon must be able to assess and manage injuries of menisci, ligaments, articular surfaces, and bone, as all of these structures must work harmoniously for the knee to function properly. This book has been organized into five major sections. The first section on fundamental principles covers anatomy, articular cartilage injury and repair, osteochondral fractures, soft tissue management, extensile exposure, exter­ nal fixation, and the use of allografts in the knee. These chapters set the stage for the second section, which covers major fractures of the distal femur and tibial plateau, and the third section, where injuries of the exten­ sor mechanism are discussed. In section four, injuries of the menisci and ligaments are covered comprehensively, including discussion of multiple liga­ ment disruptions and knee dislocations. The final section covers late recon­ structive problems and complications of knee trauma, including knee stiff­ ness, malunions and nonunions, arthrodesis, total knee replacements for posttraumatic arthritis, fractures about total knee replacement, and extensor mechanism disruption in total knee replacements.


anatomy arthroplasty biomechanics bone cartilage complication fixation fracture knee sports medicine trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • John M. Siliski
    • 1
  1. 1.Wang Ambulatory Care CenterMassachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8733-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4310-6
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