Editor: Giles R. Scuderi, MD; Section Editors: Alfred J. Tria, Jr.MD; William J. Long, MD; and Michael N. Kang, MD
: Elsevier Saunders – 614 pages
Book Review by
: Nano Khilnani

This is a single authoritative source for revision arthroplasty of the hip and the knee – an efficient, problem-and-solution-based approach.

It is illustrated with actual photos of surgical procedures and before-during-after situations;  and drawings, radiographs, computed tomography (CT) scans, and other types of images to help you the student or practitioner learn, as well as pick up something you’ve not yet learned.

The organization of material is highly practical and utilitarian. Each chapter begins with the presentation of a Case Study.  Then, a Chapter Preview follows, with these important components:

  • Chapter Synopsis
  • Important Points (with an itemization)
  • Clinical / Surgical Pearls
  • Clinical / Surgical Pitfalls

This is followed by a brief Introduction with the chapter author or authors sharing cautions and insights gained from their years of experience as teachers and surgeons. The material in the rest of each chapter is organized typically with these common headings:

  • Indications and Contraindications
  • Equipment
  • Surgical Techniques (with itemization)
  • Complications
  • Outcomes
  • Postoperative Care
  • Summary
  • Future Indications

In some chapters you will see unusual headings such as Algorithm, Classification Systems, Controversies, Imaging and Templating, etc. This type of bullet-pointed organization with discussions in text form on each point or topic is a highly efficient way of learning and retaining important information, and saves you valuable time. The chapters end with lists of References and Suggested Readings.

One hundred and twenty specialists from the United States, Belgium, Canada, France, Thailand and the United Kingdom authored or contributed material for the 76 chapters of this book.

The titles of the chapters are too numerous to list in this review, but we note here, to give you an overview of the contents of this book, the names of its 21 constituent sections:

  1. Evaluation of the Painful Total Knee Arthroplasty
  2. Surgical Approaches
  3. Implant Removal
  4. Principles of Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
  5. Management of the  Stiff Knee
  6. Management of Instability
  7. Management of Bone Defects
  8. Management of the Extensor System
  9. Management of Periprosthetic Fractures
  10. Management of the Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty
  11. Wound Complications
  12. Preoperative Evaluation of the Failed Total Hip Arthroplasty
  13. Assessment of Bone Loss
  14. Femoral Bone Loss
  15. Surgical Approaches: The Hip
  16. The Acetabulum
  17. Revision of the Femur
  18. Modular Cementless Fixation
  19. Management of Femoral Bone Loss in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  20. Special Considerations
  21. Management of the Infected Total Hip Arthroplasty

Sixteen videos are available to you when you register this book and yourself as its owner online.

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The online contents of this text are accessible with your PC, Mac, most mobile devices, and eReaders. ExpertConsult allows you to browse, search and interact with this title – online and offline.

These are the innovative features available to you online:

  • Seamless, real-time integration between devices
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You can also get even more valuable information from another website – www.ClinicalKey.com.

This search engine of Elsevier Saunders is specially designed for  doctors by providing them:

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Some of the benefits you will derive in owning and using this book are:

  • Get expert guidance on implant choice, management of complications (including infection and wound healing), and failure of mechanisms, as well as step-by-step surgical techniques
  • Quickly find the exact information you need with a straightforward “just what you need to know” approach, including surgical tips and pearls.
  • Stay up to date with new insights regarding anatomic landmarks and recommended reconstruction options in revision surgery, including management of bone defects and instability.
  • Access the full searchable contents of the book and the surgical videos online at expertconsult.com. 

This is an extremely useful, very authoritative, highly utilitarian, well organized, user-friendly, time-saving book. I say it is a real must-have for orthopedic surgeons.

Giles R. Scuderi, MD
is Vice President of the Orthopedic Service Line at Northern LIJ Health System, and Director of the Insall Scott Kelly Institute for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in New York, New York.

Section Editors:
Alfred J. Tria, Jr., MD
is Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; and Chief of Orthopedic Surgery in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at St. Peters University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

William J. Long, MD, FRCSC is Director and Attending Surgeon at Insall Scott Kelly Institute for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, St. Francis Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, New York.

Michael N. Kang, MD is Attending Surgeon at Scott Kelly Institute for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, St. Francis Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, New York.