Soft Tissue Balancing in Total Knee Arthroplasty

by Sebastien Lustig

Soft Tissue Balancing in Total Knee Arthroplasty Synopsis

In this booklet, experts from across the world, including members of the ISAKOS Knee Arthroplasty Committee, offer clear, up-to-date guidance on all aspects of soft tissue or ligament balancing in primary total knee arthroplasty with the aim of enabling the reader to achieve optimal patient outcomes. After an introduction explaining the normal soft tissue condition in the native knee, surgical procedures are described, including techniques for the management of severe deformity. The most striking feature of the booklet, however, is the many pages devoted to the accurate evaluation and clinical relevance of ligament balancing. Different techniques and devices for intraoperative soft tissue assessment are discussed, highlighting, for example, the use of gap-measuring devices or trial liners with load-bearing sensors to achieve more objective evaluation. Above all, special attention is devoted to the crucial issue of the impact of intraoperative soft tissue balance on postoperative results. In the closing chapter, very experienced surgeons introduce intraoperative troubleshooting in order to assist successful completion of arthroplasty.

Book Information

ISBN: 9783662540817
Publication date: 12th May 2017
Author: Sebastien Lustig
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K an imprint of Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 274 pages
Categories: Orthopaedics & fractures,

About Sebastien Lustig

Shuichi Matsuda is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan. Dr. Matsuda graduated from Kyushu University Medical School and subsequently received his PhD in biomechanics of the knee for a thesis entitled Knee kinematics of posterior cruciate ligament sacrificed total knee arthroplasty . He joined the staff at Kyushu University in 1997 and moved to his present position in Kyoto in 2012. Dr. Matsuda has served as Chair of the ISAKOS Knee Arthroplasty Committee, as a member of the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) Global Board, and on the International Coordinating ...

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