By Tom Minas MD MS

A Primer in Cartilage fix and Joint upkeep of the Knee provides the complete variety of therapies for a altering, more and more more youthful sufferer inhabitants. Dr. Thomas Minas demonstrates every one technique-from non-surgical to mini-incision overall knee arthroplasty to the hot advancements in tissue biologics-through a step by step method. Surgical images and illustrations and procedural video clips on-line at and on DVD offer specified counsel. This hugely visible, multimedia reference publications you in making a choice on the easiest therapy path for every patient.

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  • Clearly see the nuances and critical issues of every procedure with surgical photos and artists' renderings of key events within the working room.
  • Select the simplest remedy direction for every sufferer via wide assurance of ideas from non-surgical to mini-incision overall knee arthroplasty.
  • Master state-of-the-art innovations via videos-online and on DVD-that display each one procedure.

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A, Standing anteroposterior (AP) x-ray film shows the joint space is intact. B, Rosenberg posteroanterior view demonstrates the bone-on-bone changes that would otherwise be missed on a standard AP x-ray film. 6 Our standard series have been published and are outlined in Tables 3–1 and 3–2. Setting up slice sequences that are orthogonal to the articular surfaces to be imaged is important for obtaining Imaging: The Basis for a Sound Decision in Joint Preservation A B D C H A P TE R 3 25 C E Figure 3–5 A, Cropped image of long alignment x-ray film in a 19-year-old woman with severe anterior knee pain and recurrent dislocations.

2004;42(1):43–60. 18. Potter HG, Rodeo SA, Wickiewicz TL, Warren RF. MR imaging of meniscal allografts: correlation with clinical and arthroscopic outcomes. Radiology. 1996;198(2):509–514. 19. Alparslan L, Winalski CS, Boutin RD, Minas T. Postoperative magnetic resonance imaging of articular cartilage repair. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2001;5(4):345–363. 20. Gold GE, Bergman AG, Pauly JM, et al. Magnetic resonance imaging of knee cartilage repair. Top Magn Reson Imaging. 1998; 9(6):377–392. ” In order for a surgeon to have a successful relationship with a patient, the desires, needs, and expectations of the patient must be balanced with what is possible.

The physical examination also is important for determining the localization of the pain, that is, whether medial tibiofemoral, lateral tibiofemoral, patellofemoral, or a combination. At this juncture, a tentative diagnosis is made based on the patient’s history, x-ray studies, and physical examination. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan at this time is helpful for making an accurate diagnosis without proceeding to arthroscopy. If a cartilage injury is suspected, a high-resolution MRI scan with intraarticular dye enhancement (either Patient Evaluation, Cartilage Defect, and Evidence: Putting It All Together C HA P T ER 4 PATIENT FIRST TIP To consistently provide excellent customer service always remember to use the 5 E’s in interactions with every patient or family member, whether in person on the phone EMPATHIZE EDUCATE ENGAGE ENLIST END Build a relationship with the patient!

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