In 1990, Dr. Kenneth Krackow wrote The Technique of Total Knee Arthroplasty to teach the basics of TKA for end-stage arthritis―everything from nonsurgical to surgical intervention and postoperative rehabilitation. Now completely revised for a new generation of surgeons, the 2nd Edition of this classic text continues its original goal of helping advanced practitioners acquire more knowledge and skill in primary and revision total knee arthroplasty. This fully updated volume, revised by Dr. Krackow and his former fellows Drs. William M. Mihalko and Michael A. Mont, keeps you current with major changes and advances in field, including patient optimization, outpatient procedures, robotics and new technology, difficult decisions during surgery, and more.
Offers comprehensive and expert coverage of both inpatient and outpatient primary TKA, now fully revised with new chapters on Patient Considerations, Modifications, Optimizing the Important Comorbidities, TKA Balancing, and more.
Addresses key issues of patient optimization such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and peripheral vascular disease.
Provides evidence for TKA outcomes and complications: “What do I tell my patient?
Focuses on the latest and best techniques and surgical approaches, including computer and robotic assisted surgery, uncemented TKA, assessing and planning for the difficult TKA, outpatient TKA considerations, and preventing readmissions post-surgery.
Discusses how to handle all deformity aspects of the lower extremity, bone defects, and ligamentous insufficiency during surgery.
Includes numerous illustrations, line art, radiographs, and clinical photos for optimal visualization of each procedure.
Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
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