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New York/Stuttgart – Articular Cartilage Injury of the Knee, recently published by Thieme, is a comprehensive reference that combines the basic scientific knowledge of articular cartilage with patient-focused diagnosis and treatment options. Articular cartilage injuries of the knee are quite common, affecting up to 1 million patients and accounting for up to 200,000 surgical procedures per year. Because articular cartilage lacks the natural ability to heal, treating cartilage problems poses a unique challenge to orthopedic surgeons. This book emphasizes the importance of bridging the divide between basic science and clinical applications in order to select the best possible treatment when injuries occur.

“Our first goal is to marry basic science with a comprehensive patient-based approach to diagnosis and treatment. It is impossible to appropriately choose current options or apply exciting new developments without a thorough understanding of the basic science of articular cartilage in health and disease. As such, we have engaged basic science experts who also have strong clinical backgrounds to bridge the divide that can limit effective clinical application of current and emerging treatment options.” – From the Author Preface

Orthopedic surgeons specializing in the lower extremity will find this book to be an excellent and extremely current resource that they can consult to guide them in the treatment of patients with articular cartilage injury of the knee.

Stannard et al.
Articular Cartilage Injury of the Knee
234 pp, 172 illustrations, Hardback
ISBN: 9781604068580
eBook - Available from, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes eISBN: 9781604068597

About the Authors

James P. Stannard, MD, is J. Vernon Luck Distinguished Professor & Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA and editor of the best-selling text, Surgical Treatment of Orthopaedic Trauma

Jack Farr, MD, is Medical Director, Cartilage Restoration Center of Indiana, and Director, Ortho Indy Sports Medicine Fellowship, Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

James L. Cook, DVM, PhD, is William & Kathryn Allen Distinguished Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, and Director, Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA.

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics,radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 140 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit

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