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Cartilage - Recent Findings and Treatment

Karl Almqvist

Orthocure Dubai

An experienced researcher, specializing in sports medicine and knee pathologies, is currently involved in the development of innovative techniques for the treatment of cartilage lesions. Dr. Almqvist is an editorial board member at Sage Journals, Affiliated with the Orthocure Clinic, Dubai as an Orthopedic Consultant, Mediclinic City Hospital as a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon, and is a member of ISAKOS.


Ahmed Ebrahim El Hamaky

Mediclinic City Hospital

Dr. El Hamaky is a practitioner with over 11 years of experience in Orthopedic Surgery, is a member of the Egyptian Board of Orthopedic Surgery, a member of the AO Foundation, and was awarded his medical degree from the University of Cairo.

Taiceer Abdulwahab

Mediclinic City Hospital

Dr. Taiceer Abdulwahab is an experienced practitioner, specializing in orthopedic surgery, trauma, and sports medicine, previously affiliated with The University of Bristol, The University of Edinburgh, The University of Warwick, and The University of Leicester, and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) London, UK.


Defect Cartilage Function Subchondral Bone Envelope of Function Alignment Knee Stability Meniscal Function Surgical Treatment Microfracture Use of Scaffolds Debridement

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Cartilage lesions of the knee are common and should be treated correctly if symptomatic. Until now, multiple (surgical) techniques have been described; however, there is no consensus on which one should be used. Also, treatment techniques using platelet-rich plasma, mesenchymal stem cells, and different king of growth hormones have been mentioned. In this book, the importance of other knee structures when treating these knee cartilage defects will be discussed as the meniscus, integrity of ligaments, and the importance of the alignment of the lower limb will be emphasized. The book will give an update on the different treatment approaches in knees with this (osteo-)chondral lesion.

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Date completed: May 4th 2022

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Deadline for chapter proposals: June 1st 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: July 31st 2022

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Review results due: October 19th 2022

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Expected publication date: December 18th 2022

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Karl Almqvist

Orthocure Dubai

Prof. Dr. Almqvist trained at the University of Ghent in Belgium and worked at the Ghent University Hospital where he was Head of Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery, prior to moving to Dubai in 2014. He also has considerable teaching experience and is an assistant professor in Physiotherapy and Orthopaedic Surgery at Ghent University. Karl Fredrik has published extensively and written a number of book chapters. He is a regular speaker at international meetings and is on the editorial board or is a reviewer for the major sports orthopedic journals. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2001 (Human differentiated articular cartilage cells in biodegradable matrices – Preparative studies for their use in the repair of cartilage defects). Karl Fredrik is active in a number of orthopaedic organisations, and is the past Chairman of the Sports Committee of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine as well as the past Chairman of the Cartilage Committee of the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy. The main area of interest Karl Fredrik is knee surgery. His expertise covers the whole range of knee conditions from sports injuries to knee replacement.

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