Essentials in Total Knee Arthroplasty is a succinct, yet comprehensive book that provides a unique look into the world of total knee arthroplasty (TKA), beginning with an in-depth history of this common procedure, and then progressing to strategies that will manage, treat, and prevent complications.
Inside the pages of Essentials in Total Knee Arthroplasty, Dr. Javad Parvizi and Dr. Brian Klatt, along with more than 40 contributors, cover a wide-range of topics, including:
• Knee biomechanics and biomaterials
• Surgical approaches to TKA
• Postoperative Analgesia Options for the Total Knee Arthroplasty Patient
• Controversies in TKA
• Mechanisms of failure in TKA
• Complex primary total TKA
• TKA revision
• TKA rehabilitation
With over 100 color images, clear & descriptive text, and a forward thinking approach to clinical and basic research in the reconstruction of the knee, Essentials in Total Knee Arthroplasty will become the “go-to” book for orthopedic residents, fellows, junior attendings, medical students, and physical therapists involved with all matters related to total knee arthroplasty.
Brian A. Klatt, MD graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1997. After completing his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh, he served 4 years on active duty with the United States Air Force. The final 2 years in the military were spent working with the residency program at Wilford Hall Medical Center, and it was there that his commitment to education was solidified. After an honorable discharge from the military, Dr. Klatt completed a fellowship in adult reconstruction at the Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. His decision to attend a fellowship at the Rothman Institute was a direct result of meeting Dr. Rothman at a lecture in San Antonio. Dr. Klatt has been lucky to be mentored by many of the great names in orthopedic surgery today. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Klatt returned to the University of Pittsburgh, where he continues to dedicate himself to the education of medical students and residents. His research interests are varied and encompass both clinical and basic science topics. He was honored to work with Dr. Parvizi in producing this text. Dr. Klatt hopes that this book will provide a quick and easy source for residents who seek to understand the essential information required to master total knee arthroplasty.