Management of the Athlete’s Knee

Maurilio Marcacci, Stefano Zaffagnini, Giulio Maria Marcheggiani Muccioli, Tommaso Bonanzinga, Giuseppe Filardo, Danilo Bruni, Andrea Benzi, Alberto Grassi

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Abstract

In this chapter the most frequent sports-related knee pathologies are described. A detailed description of clinical presentation, diagnostic behaviour, prevention and treatment options are presented for cruciate and collateral ligament, meniscus and cartilage injuries. Up to date techniques (such as arthroscopic meniscal suturing, meniscal and cartilage scaffold and transplantation) and minimally-invasive approaches are proposed, in order to provide the reader with a guide to achieve the best result with a reasonable recovery time. Key points in diagnosis and treatment are pointed out, making this chapter a short guide for the management of the Athlete’s knee.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Surgical Orthopaedics and Traumatology. The EFORT Textbook
EditorsG. Bentley
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages3349-3369
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-34746-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-34745-0
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Anterior knee pain
  • Athlete
  • Cruciate ligament injuries – Dislocation – Knee – Medial and lateral knee pain – Medial collateral and lateral collateral ligament injuries
  • – Meniscus and Cartilage
  • Osteochondral injuries
  • Osteochondritis

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