Essentials in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Javad Parvizi, MD ; Brian Klatt, MD

  • $164.95
  • ISBN 10 1-55642-851-0
  • ISBN 13 978-1-55642-851-7
  • 240 pp Hard Cover
  • Pub. Date: 2011
  • Order# 18517

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 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.

About the Editors
Contributing Authors
Foreword by
Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD

Chapter 1: Applied Anatomy of Total Knee Arthroplasty

Arjun Saxena, MD; Sarah Lombardo, MD; and Javad Parvizi, MD

Chapter 2: Knee Biomechanics and Biomaterials

Nitin Goyal, MD and William Hozack, MD

Chapter 3: Arthritides

Bruce Hopper, MD

Chapter 4: Nonsurgical Alternatives/Conservative Management

Peter C. Vitanzo Jr, MD and Barry E. Kenneally, MD

Chapter 5: Surgical Alternatives to Total Knee Arthroplasty

Hany Bedair, MD and David Backstein, MD, MEd, FRCSC

Chapter 6: The History of Modern Total Knee Arthroplasty

Jennifer K. Bow, MD, FRCSC and Javad Parvizi, MD

Chapter 7: Indications for Total Knee Arthroplasty

Harvey E. Smith, MD and Craig J. Della Valle, MD

Chapter 8: Preoperative Patient Evaluation for Total Knee Arthroplasty

Benjamin Bender, MD; Ashok L. Gowda, BS; and Javad Parvizi, MD

Chapter 9: Surgical Approaches to Total Knee Arthroplasty

Gregg R. Klein, MD and Mark A. Hartzband, MD

Chapter 10: Operating Room Set-Up

Manny Porat, MD and William Hozack, MD

Chapter 11: Surgical Principles of Total Knee Arthroplasty

Gregory K. Deirmengian, MD and Carl A. Deirmengian, MD

Chapter 12: Avoiding and Overcoming Your Nightmares

Michael R. Pagnotto, MD and Brian A. Klatt, MD

Chapter 13: Postoperative Analgesia Options for the Total Knee Arthroplasty Patient

Eric Schwenk, MD; Kishor Gandhi, MD MPH; and Eugene R. Viscusi, MD

Chapter 14: Controversies in Total Knee Arthroplasty

James J. Purtill, MD and Khalid A. Azzam, MD

Chapter 15: Early Failure in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty

William V. Arnold, MD, PhD

Chapter 16: Mechanisms of Failure in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Peter F. Sharkey, MD and Omar Abdul-Hadi, MD

Chapter 17: Patella Fracture Following Total Knee Arthroplasty

Alvin Ong, MD

Chapter 18: Periprosthetic Fractures in Total Knee Arthroplasty

Garen Daxton Steele, MD and Brian A. Klatt, MD

Chapter 19: Total Knee Infection

Michael Williamson, MD and Javad Parvizi, MD

Chapter 20: Aseptic Loosening

Zachary Post, MD

Chapter 21: Complex Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty

Benjamin Bender, MD; Luis Pulido, MD; and Javad Parvizi, MD

Chapter 22: Total Knee Arthroplasty Revision

Matthew S. Austin, MD and Eric L. Grossman, MD

Chapter 23: Total Knee Arthroplasty Rehabilitation

Catherine J. Fedorka, MD; Katie O'Shea, PT, DPT, MBA; Kristen Vogl, PT, DPT; and Kristen Huber, PT, MSPT

Financial Disclosures


Javad Parvizi, MD completed his medical training in the United Kingdom, graduating from University of Sheffield in 1991. He then completed his surgical training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, where he also attained a master’s degree from the Mayo Foundation in Molecular Biology involving evaluating bone healing and cartilage repair, which sparked his interest in both basic science and clinical research in the field of orthopedics. His fellowship training was completed under the direction of Professor Reinhold Ganz at Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland. Dr. Parvizi is currently a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He also is the director of clinical research and a member of the education committee. His dedication to education encompasses a number of activities including publication of numerous books and book chapters, and over 240 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Parvizi’s desire to provide succinct, accurate, and relevant information was the impetus behind this book.

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.

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