ACL Surgery: How To Get It Right the First Time and What To Do if it Fails

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As ACL injuries continue to increase, so does the need for a book that provides the optimal initial treatment of the ACL injury, while also recognizing the common pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of the patient.

ACL Surgery: How to Get it Right the First Time and What to Do if it Fails offers valuable technical pearls on how to perform ACL surgery with reliable and tested results, as well as an efficient way to review the surgical treatment of the torn ACL.

Dr. Bernard R. Bach, Jr. and Dr. Matthew T. Provencher present a user-friendly and clinically relevant book that covers both primary and revision ACL surgery. Covered inside is essential information on how to approach the patient with a failed primary and revision ACL surgery, examination and radiographic workup, and revision ACL construction. Over 55 contributors describe each procedural step in a logical and precise manner, while combining clinical and technical pearls.

Some Highlights Include:
· Numerous illustrations and pictures of how to perform ACL graft harvest
· Allograft preparation
· Single and double-bundle reconstruction constructs
· Important examination findings and identifying factors to look for
· Identifying injuries that should not be missed
· How to work up a failed ACL surgery—patient history, examination, and radiographic findings are highlighted
· Revision ACL reconstruction approach and tips to perform reliable revision surgery
· Identifying pathology in primary and revision ACL surgery to maximize success

ACL Surgery serves as a blueprint of how to provide an effective and reliable primary ACL reconstruction with an emphasis on addressing associated conditions.

Topics Discussed Include:
· Patient selection
· Indications and preoperative workup
· Principles of evaluating and treating the failed ACL reconstruction
· Meniscus transplantation
· Management of chondral injuries with the failed ACL
· ACL revision graft choices
· Revision ACL tunnel and bone management
· Management of a failed ACL surgery—including combined tibial osteotomy, meniscus transplantation, and cartilage restorative procedures

With its user-friendly format of tips, techniques, and pearls & pitfalls throughout the chapters, sports medicine orthopedists, general orthopedic surgeons, fellows, and attendings will often refer to ACL Surgery: How to Get it Right the First Time and What to Do if it Fails.

This clinically relevant book of primary and revisionary ACL surgery is sure to provide the most up-to-date surgical recommendations and techniques for your surgical textbook library.
 

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About the Author:

 Bernard R. Bach, Jr, MD, graduated from Harvard University (BA), the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (MD), the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program, and the Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship. He became director of the Section of Sports Medicine at RUSH University Medical Center in 1986 and has risen to the Professor level. He is currently the Director of the Division of Sports Medicine, has been the Director of the RUSH Sports Medicine Fellowship program since 1988, and is currently the Claude N. Lambert-Helen S. Thomson Professor of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Bach has helped develop a world-class sports medicine program that is currently comprised of 7 sports orthopedists and 4 primary care sports attendings; has trained 54 sports fellows; helps care for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls; has served as President of the Quigley and Herodicus Sports Medicine Societies and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine; has served on the board of directors for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Illinois Special Olympics, and the AOSSM; and has been inducted into the Illinois Athletic Trainers’ Hall of Fame and the National Athletic Trainers Physicians’ Hall of Fame. He has authored or coauthored more than 500 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, abstracts, monographs, books, and posters.

CDR Matthew T. Provencher, MD, MC, USN, grew up in Barrington, NH and went on to attend the United States Naval Academy where he majored in electrical engineering and was named a Secretary of the Navy Distinguished Graduate. He was also a competitive rower and a member of the Navy Crew Team. Following graduation from Dartmouth Medical School, he completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. He completed a fellowship in sports surgery at RUSH University in Chicago, IL. Currently, he is the Director of the Orthopaedic Shoulder, Knee and Sports Service at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and is an active duty Navy Commander. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and takes an active role in education of residents at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. He has served on numerous committees for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He is also the 1st Vice President of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons and has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and monographs.

Review:

 "Is it really worth it? The answer is a definite yes. This book is current, has sharp images, and is a guaranteed to optimize patient outcomes. Dr. Bach is a wonderful educational mentor and Matt Provencher is a stellar educator and together they have created a very worthwhile addition to the literature. I will encourage my residents, fellows, and colleagues to use it to optimize their skills and techniques." 

— Mark R. Hutchinson, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Doody Enterprises, Inc.

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