Samo Fokter

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Samo K. Fokter obtained his medicine degree in 1985 at the Medical Faculty of Ljubljana University, where he also completed his residency in orthopaedics. He was a research fellow at the Orthopaedic Clinic of Zagreb, Croatia, and visiting fellow in Basel, Switzerland, and Koeln, Germany. He earned his PhD degree in 2006. He is currently appointed as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Medical Faculty of Maribor University and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical Facuulty of Ljubljana University. He works as Head of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Trauma at Celje Teaching Hospital, and is current Immediate Past President of the Slovenian Orthopaedic Society at Slovenian Medical Association. He is a founding Member of the Board of the Slovene Spine Society and Assistant Editor in Chief, European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (EJOST, Springer). He dedicated a large part of his free time to active voluntary work at the Mountain Rescue Service of Slovenia.

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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.

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