Knee ligament injuries are very common and are frequently sports related, although they may arise from trauma experienced during everyday activities. This book provides in-depth descriptions of the extra articular surgical techniques that may be employed when performing ligament reconstruction in patients with injuries involving the posterolateral and posteromedial corners of the knee. It is intended as a practical, "how to" manual that will be of value for both the trainee and the more experienced surgeon. Many of the techniques relate to the central pivot of the knee, i.e. the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments. For each technique, indications, presurgical planning, postsurgical follow-up and complications are discussed in addition to the surgical details. Numerous tips and pearls are provided and the techniques are clearly depicted in informative high-quality illustrations. ¿ von Rossi, Roberto
Fabrizio Margheritini, 2001 Post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh and at the Biomechanical Research Center (MSRC) of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh USA, 2005 Traveling fellow for the European Society of Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy, 2002 now Assistant Professor University of Rome "Foro Italico", Member of Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SIOT), Italian Society of Arthroscopy (SIA), SIGASCOT, European Society of Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), and American Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM), He gave more than 200 lectures at International Congresses in the last 10 years and is in the editorial board of: ESSKA Journal, Current Review in Musculosketal Medicine, Italian Journal of Sports Traumatology. He has published numerous articles in international Journals and 2 books (one with Springer: Orthopedic Sports Medicine: Principles and Practice, Springer Verlag Ed.). Rossi is Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatology-University of Torino. He is author of 2 books (1 with Springer) and of over 65 articles in peer-reviewed journals and received special awards and grants from national and international scientific societies. Special Interests: Knee sports Medicine (Arthroscopy, reconstruction), Knee Degenerative (HTO,TKA). The editors already published with Springer: 978-88-470-1701-6 Orthopedic Sports Medicine, 2011, EUR 69.99, downloads 3505, sales 101 (+750 bulk).