A Primer In Cartilage Repair And Joint Preservation Of The Knee, 1st Edition

A Primer in Cartilage Repair and Joint Preservation of the Knee presents the full range of treatment options for a changing, increasingly younger patient population. Dr. Thomas Minas demonstrates each technique-from non-surgical to mini-incision total knee arthroplasty to the recent developments in tissue biologics-through a step-by-step approach. Surgical photographs and illustrations and procedural videos online at and on DVD provide detailed guidance. This highly visual, multimedia reference guides you in choosing the best treatment course for each patient.

  • Get only the information you need through a technique-focused approach and the consistent style of a single author, Dr. Thomas Minas-a leading specialist in cartilage repair.
  • Access the fully searchable text online at, along with videos.
  • Incorporate tissue biologics into your practice and provide your patients with additional options.
  • Clearly see the nuances and important points of each technique with surgical photographs and artists’ renderings of key situations in the operating room.
  • Select the best treatment course for each patient through extensive coverage of options from non-surgical to mini-incision total knee arthroplasty.
  • Master cutting-edge techniques through videos-online and on DVD-that demonstrate each procedure.

Meet the new challenges of cartilage repair with the latest techniques

Editorial Reviews


“This is a dynamic, well-written, and well-edited book in what probably is the most exciting and rapidly developing area of orthopedic surgery — cartilage restoration. I read it through cover to cover and then I read it again. To describe the book, I have to again quote George Bentley, one of the most revered living orthopedic surgeons in the worl: “This outstanding book is a scientific treatise and stepwise surgical guide as well as a visionary surgeon’s view of this most exciting of musculoskeletal developments of the 21st century. It is beautifully presented and illustrated and a pleasure to read. . . a masterpiece.” It cannot be stated any better. This book is incomparable. It is truly a revolutionary masterpiece in this new and rapidly growing field. Start any chapter and you are going to want to keep reading. The bibliography and index won’t let you down, either.” – Samuel J. Chmell, MD(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine) Excerpts from Doody’s review service Rating – 5 Stars!

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