The Medial Collateral Ligament and the Posteromedial Corner: A Comprehensive Analysis

Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D. and  Jorge Chahla, M.D., Ph.D.
Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, CO

Series: Orthopedic Research and Therapy
BISAC: MED065000

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Written by world experts in the field, The Medial Collateral Ligament and the Posteromedial Corner: A Comprehensive Analysis is an up-to-date, unique evidence-based resource that will provide the reader with the tools to deliver comprehensive care for the most common ligament injuries in the knee.

From anatomical and biomechanical foundations to clinical treatment, surgical pearls, or rehabilitation principles, the authors believe that this textbook represents a significant advancement on the topic of MCL injuries with highly detailed and easy-to-read chapters, presented with vividly illustrated guidance on how best to manage medial sided knee pathology.

Preface

Key Points and Foreword

Chapter 1. Clinically Relevant Anatomy of the Medial Side and Posteromedial Corner of the Knee
(James R. Robinson, Robert Smigielski, MD, and Charles Brown Jr., MD, International Knee and Joint Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and others)

Chapter 2. Biomechanics of the Medial Collateral Ligament and the Posteromedial Corner of the Knee and Its Clinical Implication
(Scott C. Faucett, MD, and Jason E Kappa, MD, Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, Washington, DC, US, and others)

Chapter 3. Diagnosis of Medial Sided Knee Injuries: From Physical Exam Pearls to Imaging Methods
(Andrew G. Geeslin, MD, and Matthew G. Geeslin, MD, Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, US, and others)

Chapter 4. Treatment of Medial Collateral Ligament and Posteromedial Corner Injuries: When and When Not to Operate
(Nicholas I. Kennedy, MD,Benjamin Freychet, MD, Michael J. Stuart, MD, and Bruce A. Levy, MD, Department of Orthopedic and Sport Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, US)

Chapter 5. Surgical Techniques to Address Medial Collateral Ligament and Posteromedial Corner Injuries
(Jorge Chahla, MD, PhD, Pablo E. Gelber Ghertner, MD, PhD, and Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD, Cedars Sinai Kerlan Jobe Institute, Santa Monica, CA, US, and others)

Chapter 6. Biological Approaches to Treat or to Augment Medial Sided Injuries of the Knee in the Medial Collateral Ligament: From Anatomy to Surgical Techniques and Outcomes
(Dean Wang, MD, and Scott A. Rodeo, MD, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, US)

Chapter 7. Rehabilitation Principles for Non-Operative and Surgical Approaches for Medial Collateral Ligament and Posteromedial Corner Injuries
(Luke T. O’Brien and Brett T. Mueller, DPT, Howard Head Sports Medicine, Vail, CO, US)

Chapter 8. Cases of Medial Collateral Ligament and Posteromedial Corner Injuries That Taught Me Something
(Ciara Stevenson, Peter Thompson and Tim Spalding, Trauma and Orthopaedic Department, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry, UK)

Chapter 9. Pearls and Pitfalls for the Treatment of Medial Collateral Ligament and Posteromedial Corner Injuries
(Martin Lind, MD, PhD, and Ole Gade Sørensen, MD, PhD, Sportstrauma Division,
Department of Orthopedics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark)

Chapter 10. Clinical Outcomes after Nonsurgical and Surgical Treatment of Medial Collateral Ligament and Posteromedial Corner Injuries
(Robert Longstaffe, MD, and Alan Getgood, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada)

Chapter 11. Medial Sided Knee Injuries in the Context of Multiligament Reconstruction
(Gilbert Moatshe, MD, PhD, and Lars Engebretsen, MD, PhD, Orthopaedic Clinic, Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, and others)

Index

“With the MCL being the most commonly injured ligament in the knee, it is bewildering that it took so long for an authoritative text to be published. Drs. LaPrade and Chahla should be congratulated for bringing together such an illustrious group of international thought leaders and researchers to contribute to what is the definitive text on the understanding the MCL and posteromedial corner. With all the new research the editors and authors have contributed to our understanding of the anatomy, subtleties of this injury and evaluation, and under-recognized consequences of MCL and PMC injury, this book is truly state of the art, and a must have for the knee surgeon, as reference and a guide.” - Marc Safran, MD, Chief of Sports Medicine, Stanford University, CA, President International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)

"In the Medial Collateral Ligament and the Posteromedial Corner: A Comprehenisve Analysis, Drs LaPrade, Chahla and contributors have written the definitive guide for the diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of injuries to the medial side of the knee. The chapters in the book are written by a group of well-known international experts who in my opinion form a “dream team for the medial side of the knee”. This book is a must read for practicing clinicians and sports medicine fellows and residents who are involving with treating patients with knee ligament injuries." - Dr. Charles H. Brown Jr., MD, Director, International Knee & Joint Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

"The Medial Collateral Ligament and the Posteromedial Corner: A Comprehensive Analysis” is the first book to entirely focus on all aspects of medialsided knee injuries and their management. From anatomy to surgical techniques and clinical outcomes, the book covers all relevant issues for the sports traumatology surgeon managing medial knee injuries. The content of the book is elegantly supported by relevant case examples." - Martin Lind, MD, PhD, Professor, Division of Sportstraumatology, Dept of Orthopedics, Aarhus University Hospital

"A wonderful and remarkably thorough textbook on MCL injuries of the knee that brings us concepts, knowledge, and techniques from an impressive group of global leaders led by the complex knee master Rob LaPrade. A must have for a broad range of knee surgeons and residents in training to assure optimal care of their patients." - Mark R. Hutchinson MD, FACSM, Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

"The Medial Collateral Ligament and the Posteromedial Corner: A Comprehensive Analysis will become a classic book focusing entirely on aspects of medial sided knee injuries and their management. Written by international well known and published experts, on anatomy, surgical techniques and clinical outcomes, the book covers all relevant issues for the sports traumatology surgeon managing medial knee injuries. This should be on every knee surgeons book shelves!" - Professor Lars Engebretsen MD PhD, Orthopedic Clinic, University of Oslo, Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Head of medical sciences in the International Olympic Committee

Keywords: Medial collateral ligament, deep medial collateral ligament, posteromedial knee, posterior oblique ligament

Audience: Orthopaedic Surgeons, Family practice doctors, residents, fellows, medical students, athletic trainers, physical therapists

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