Medicine » Orthopedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Recent Advances in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty

Edited by Samo K. Fokter, ISBN 978-953-307-841-0, 464 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published January 27, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2423

The purpose of this book is to offer an exhaustive overview of the recent insights into the state-of-the-art in most performed arthroplasties of large joints of lower extremities. The treatment options in degenerative joint disease have evolved very quickly. Many surgical procedures are quite different today than they were only five years ago. In an effort to be comprehensive, this book addresses hip arthroplasty with special emphasis on evolving minimally invasive surgical techniques. Some challenging topics in hip arthroplasty are covered in an additional section. Particular attention is given to different designs of knee endoprostheses and soft tissue balance. Special situations in knee arthroplasty are covered in a special section. Recent advances in computer technology created the possibility for the routine use of navigation in knee arthroplasty and this remarkable success is covered in depth as well. Each chapter includes current philosophies, techniques, and an extensive review of the literature.