Covering both pediatric and adult populations, this comprehensive text covers the diverse topics related to the health, disease and therapy of articular cartilage of the knee, from basic principles to future directions for research. This vast array of information is arranged into eight sections, encompassing a number of relevant disciplines and covering, in turn, normal articular cartilage, aging and degeneration, evaluation and assessment, non-surgical approaches, surgical approaches, qualitative and quantitative assessment of repair, research into cartilage repair and engineering, and future prospects for therapy. Each chapter is amply referenced and self-contained for independent study and reference. Scoring systems for knee cartilage assessment are included in four appendices as well, rounding out the presentation.
A multidisciplinary collection of basic, translational and clinical material,Articular Cartilage of the Kneeis a singular resource for orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, pathologists and the broad spectrum of professionals working with articular cartilage.
Harpal K. Gahunia, MSc, PhD, President and CEO, Orthopaedic Science Consulting Services, Oakville, ON, Canada
Allan E. Gross, MD, FRCSC, Bernard I. Ghert Family Foundation, Chair, Lower Extremity Reconstructive Surgery, Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
Kenneth P. H. Pritzker, MD, FRCPC, Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology and Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Pathologist, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
Paul S. Babyn, MD, FRCPC, Head, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Saskatchewan and Saskatoon Health Region, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Lucas Murnaghan, MD, Med, FRCSC, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Orthopedic Surgeon, The Hospital for Sick Children and Women's College Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada