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By Brian J. Cole MD, MBA, M. Mike Malek MD (auth.)

Drs. Cole and Malek, well-known leaders within the box, wrote this state of the art textual content to fill the void within the literature concerning the administration of articular cartilage affliction and meniscal deficiency. The publication permits orthopedic surgeons to boost an evidence-based decision-making framework that publications the administration of articular cartilage lesions. rigorously selected participants offer readers with a pragmatic history in articular lesions, sufferer evaluation, and administration techniques. next chapters deal with the gamut of present surgical options, from arthroscopy and debridement to unicondylar arthroplasty, in a step by step demeanour. greater than 500 special illustrations, many in colour, support readers comprehend and grasp remedies. Case stories, which come with preoperative making plans and postoperative results, toughen the decision-making method. approximately each permutation and therapy alternative is roofed, making this article a chief source for surgeons devoted to exercise sound judgement.

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At 12 months, improvement in the WOMAC A (pain) was significantly greater in the hylan G-F 20 group. Quality-of-life assessments were also significantly better when hylan G-F 20 was included. Results of a related cost-utility analysis were favorable regarding the benefit of treatment with hylan G-F 20 gained in return for its societal costs. 119 In a second prospective, open-label study, the effectiveness of hylan G-F 20 on quality of life 6 months after treatment was demonstrated in several categories of the SF-36, indicating a measurable improvement in overall functioning in these patients.

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