The Illustrative Book of Cartilage Repair

Deepak Goyal is an experienced cartilage, knee arthroscopy, and sports knee surgeon who graduated from Gujarat University in 1991 and did post-graduation from Sheth KM School of Postgraduate Medicine and Research in India in 1995. He is founder and the past President of the Indian Cartilage Society and is largely credited for bringing the cartilage science to the Indian Sub-continent. Dr. Goyal was a Board Member of the International Cartilage Research Society (ICRS) from 2009 to 2010 and from 2015 to 2017, and has also chaired a ICRS sub-committee. He also served as a member of the Cartilage Committee of ESSKA from 2010 through 2014. He was selected for an ESSKA Arthroscopy Scholarship in 2005 and for an ESSKA Arthroplasty Fellowship in 2009 and APKASS-AOSSM Fellowship in 2014. In 2005 he received the Dr K P Shrivastava National Gold Medal from the Indian Orthopaedic Association for his study on cartilage regeneration and also received best paper award from Indian Arthroscopy Society in 2008.  Dr Goyal is also a visiting professor to Department of Orthopedics, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan. Dr. Goyal owns and practices at the Saumya Arthroscopy & Sports Knee Clinic in Ahmedabad, India. His interests lie especially in cartilage, patellofemoral joint, and sports knee injuries and he has published many research articles in leading journals as well as been invited as a faculty worldwide. Currently he represents the Indian Arthroscopy Society on the editorial board of the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine  and is also serving as the President of Asian Cartilage Repair Society.

This book employs a wealth of high-quality illustrations to provide the reader with a detailed understanding of the anatomy and the histology of the cartilage, the etiology and the classification of the cartilage lesions, and the numerous techniques employed for cartilage repair. Detailed attention is devoted to healthy cartilage, to each stage in the degenerative process, and to the response of the cartilage to the treatment. Imaging of the damaged and the repaired cartilage, as well as the information on the biomechanics are provided in great detail. The chapters on the techniques cover a wide range of approaches: marrow stimulation techniques, osteochondral cylinder transfer techniques, first, second and third generation autologous chondrocyte implantation techniques, allografts, cell-based therapies, orthobiologic approaches, and the role of 3D printing. The chapters closes with a consideration of the success of rehabilitation devices and the long-term results of cartilage repair.The book will be invaluable for all general orthopaedic and arthroscopic surgeons seeking a deeper knowledge of cartilage science and will help to dispel the confusion that still surrounds the reparative treatment. The authors are recognized experts in the fields of cartilage histology, assessment, classification, and repair.

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