The ACL Handbook, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461407605
  • ISBN-13: 9781461407607
  • DDC: 617.582
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 317 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The new age of biologic treatment of the ACL is coming. In The ACL Handbook: Knee Biology, Mechanics, and Treatment, the authors cover the past and current state of ACL injuries and treatment, and then introduce and explain the key concepts for understanding the new biologic approach to ACL treatment. The use of factors to enhance graft healing are reviewed, as well as an in-depth review of the science of platelet-rich plasma and its cellular components (platelets, white cells, and plasma). Chapters on in vitro models for science as well as the advantages and disadvantages of animal models for ACL research are included, as are chapters on the new technique of bio-enhanced ACL repair. All are discussed in easily readable text aimed at anyone with an interest of what is coming next in ACL surgery.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: ACL Injury: The Clinical Problem.
2: ACL Injury Epidemiology.
3: History of ACL Treatment and Current Gold Standard of Care.
4: ACL Clinical Outcomes.
5: ACL Treatment in the Skeletally Immature Patient.
6: ACL Injury: The Biologic Problem.
7: The Biology of the Normal ACL.
8: The Role of Inflammation and Blood Cells in Wound Healing.
9: The ACL Response to Injury.
10: The Biology of Impaired Healing of Joint Tissues.
11: Translational Medicine: In Vitro and In Vivo Models.
12: Translational Medicine.
13: In Vitro Models of ACL Injury.
14: In Vivo Models of ACL Injury (Central Defect, Porcine, Ovine, Canine).
15: Tissue Engineering of Ligaments and Tendons.
16: Outcome Assessment for ACL Tissue Engineering.
17: Stimulating Healing of the ACL Using Tissue Engineering.
18: Scaffolds and Biologic Additives for ACL Surgery.
19: Use of Biologics to Treat Partial ACL Tears.
20: Can We Get a Complete ACL Tear to Heal?.
21: The Effects of Platelets and Their Concentration on ACL Healing.
22: The Effects of WBCs and RBCs on Ligament Healing.
23: Safety of the Bio-enhanced Repair.
24: Reinnervation and Revascularization in Engineered ACL Healing.
25: Bio-enhancement of ACL Graft Healing.
26: The Effects of Age and Skeletal Maturity on Healing of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament.