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Stannard, Cook edit book on knee articular cartilage repair

A comprehensive reference book on knee articular cartilage repair has been published under the leadership of two University of Missouri experts. James Stannard, MD, and James Cook, DVM, PhD, are editors of "Articular Cartilage Injury of the Knee: Basic Science and Surgical Repair" from Thieme Medical Publishers.

An orthopaedic surgeon, Stannard serves as chair of the School of Medicine's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, medical director of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute and J. Vernon Luck Sr. Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. A veterinarian, Cook serves as director of MU's Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory and the William C. Allen Endowed Scholar for Orthopaedic Research. Jack Farr, MD, a knee preservation specialist with OrthoIndy and the Cartilage Restoration Center of Indiana in Greenwood, is also a contributing editor to the text.

"This book is our attempt to bring the world's leading experts together to provide a contemporary update on the topic of articular cartilage repair of the knee in a single resource," Stannard said. "Surgeons, researchers and therapists can all benefit from this compilation and we are confident it provides meaningful guidelines for this multifaceted topic."

The 18-chapter book focuses on three distinct areas: diagnosis and treatment planning, science and techniques for cartilage repair, and post-operative management and outcomes assessment. Stannard is a recognized complex knee injury and repair specialist and is also editor-in-chief of the Journal of Knee Surgery. Cook is a leading authority on meniscal and articular cartilage tissue engineering and osteoarthritis and has presented his research at numerous national and international medical conferences.

Along with Stannard and Cook, other MU researchers published in this guide include Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory collaborators Aaron Stoker, MS, PhD, assistant professor; Keiichi Kuroki, DVM, PhD, assistant professor; Cristi Reeves Cook, MS, DVM, assistant professor; Joseph Garrity, MS, student; Seth Sherman, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery; Robert Schaal, PT, executive director of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute; and Jennifer Yasu Stone, PT, DPT, OCS, clinical rehabilitation services supervisor at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute.

This article was published on April 3rd in the MU Hospital InSight

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