February 2004 AAOS Report

New Monograph on treatment options available for osteoarthritis of the knee

A new book, Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: An International Consensus, Freddie Fu, MD, and Bruce D. Browner, MD, editors, is now available. Effective management of degenerative knee arthritis in the active adult is a challenge facing many orthopaedic surgeons. Since most of these patients are too young and active to be good candidates for total joint replacement, it is often necessary to rely on other treatments.

Before you develop your management plan for OA of the knee, review several new treatment options. This monograph will help you evaluate the options and make an informed clinical management decision. Many advances in treating adult OA occurred outside of North America. The monograph draws heavily from international orthopaedic surgeons from Europe, South America and Asia. Based on an international symposium presented at the 2002 AAOS Annual Meeting, this monograph offers a balanced perspective, clear explanations of each technique and a discussion of outcomes.

The cost of the book is $45; $35 for AAOS members and residents. To order a copy, call your AAOS customer service representative at (800) 626-6726, or go to the Academy's home page at www.aaos.org and click on the "Educational Resources Catalog" tab.

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