Surgery and Arthroscopy of the Knee

Second European Congress of Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Basel, Switzerland, 29.Sept.–4.Oct.1986

  • Werner Müller
  • Werner Hackenbruch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Surgical Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Knee

  3. Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Anterior Instability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. R. P. Jakob, H. U. Stäubli, J. Deland
      Pages 69-70
    3. H. Dejour, P. Chambat, G. Walch, P. Ranger
      Pages 84-84
    4. J. L. Lerat, B. Moyen, L. Dupre La Tour, E. Mainetti, J. J. Lalain, E. Brunet Guedj
      Pages 85-90

About these proceedings


The need for greater international collaboration is becoming increas. ingly clear. Practically every nation or people has, in addition to its own characteristics and history, its own medical tradition. Methods and ways of thinking that are successfully established in one place may not be accepted in another for some time. The medical tradition and training in different countries can take quite different forms. What would our present knowledge be - Without the creative, spontaneous ideas and contributions from the romance countries? - Without the opportunity of research, as it is practised on a large scale in the USA, where so many young Europeans took their first steps in experimental science? - Without the conscientious clinical work done in Central Europe and the valuable experience gained there? - Without, finally, the sober and critical scientific approach, as fostered in the cool heads of Northern Europe for generations? None of these qualities is sufficient without the others, but together they are a source of strength. Ultimately, we hope, through sensible con­ centration of efforts (while maintaining variety), to overcome the lack of an integrated approach in experimental science and to prevent repetition of painful mistakes. In this regard, the first two ESKA congresses have brought us great advances.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Werner Müller
    • 1
  • Werner Hackenbruch
    • 2
  1. 1.Orthopädische KlinikUniversität BaselBruderholz BLSwitzerland
  2. 2.Orthopädische Abteilung, RegionalspitalLangenthalSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-72784-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-72782-5
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