New book explores minimally invasive techniques and technology for sports medicine

A new book edited by Chad D. Lavender, M.D., an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, explores novel minimally invasive techniques and technology for treating sports medicine and orthopedic injuries. Biologic and Nanoarthroscopic Approaches in Sports Medicine is a comprehensive compilation of experiences and lessons learned by the 20 contributing authors.

The book's 19 chapters are divided into two main sections. The first section presents the history of the use of biologics in sports medicine and several chapters describing novel techniques using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and bone marrow concentrate (BMC), all-inside allograft ACL reconstruction, minimally invasive quad tendon harvest with endoscopic closure and cartilage transfer (ACT) using an autologous tissue collector, among others.

The second section describes the history of arthroscopy and the most recent use of nanoarthroscopy, including several novel techniques utilizing the nanoscope, such as incisionless partial medial meniscectomy, synovectomy of the knee and single incision approaches for the anterior labrum and rotator cuff.

This book brings together many of the new, innovative techniques developed during the past two years into a single reference guide for surgeons. Our goal is the continuous improvement of patient outcomes, while inspiring surgeons to build on the techniques we present in this volume."

Chad D. Lavender, M.D., assistant professor of orthopedic surgery, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Biologic and Nanoarthroscopic Approaches in Sports Medicine also provides the most recent management approaches for both sports medicine and orthopedic surgeons.

The edited volume includes contributors from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Orthopaedic Research of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.

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