Autologous Resurfacing and Fracture Dowelling: A Manual of Transplantation Technique
ISBN/ASIN: 9783642249105,9783642249112 | 2012 | English | pdf | 140/148 pages | 17.0 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg | Author: Klaus Draenert, Yvette Draenert, Tim Pohlemann, Gerd Regel (auth.) | Edition: 1
This book describes in detail a unique and very precise operative technique that uses autologous cartilage/bone grafts for the reconstruction of load-bearing joint surfaces and for dowelling of non-unions. The technique, employing diamond instruments and a wet grinding process, has been developed and refined over the past 30 years at the Center for Orthopaedic Sciences (ZOW), first in Bern and later in Munich. A step-by-step description of the method is provided for each indication, with the aid of many high-quality illustrations. Correctly applied, the technique has been very successful in restoring high-level athletes to competition; it can be applied even in “hopeless cases” and offers excellent late results. This guide will be invaluable for orthopaedic surgeons wishing to master this proven and effective approach.