Henning Madry is a clinician-scientist, a tenured Professor and Chair of Orthopedic Research and Director of the Center of Experimental Orthopedics at Saarland University in Germany. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics, the basic science journal of the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA). As a clinically active orthopedic surgeon, he has special expertise in regenerative treatments for cartilage defects and osteoarthritis. His research translates novel molecular, cell biology and tissue engineering approaches into clinical applications in orthopedic surgery with a focus on translational aspects of osteochondral regeneration.
Early osteoarthritis is novel topic for orthopedic surgeons and its process begins immediately after joint injury. The mechanical restoration of the joint surface or ligamentous stability is not sufficient to restore the homeostatic environment in the joint, and this leads to osteoarthritis, despite mechanical stability and alignment. This book sheds light on the various mechanisms and systems involved in the gradual decline of the injured joint toward manifest osteoarthritis.
Published in collaboration with ISAKOS, this volume appeals to all stakeholders in surgical orthopaedics and sports medicine.