ACL Textbook For Orthopaedic Surgeons
In the early 2000s Dr Prodromos published several important papers on the ACL. They showed that hamstring ACL reconstructions produced excellent results, and he developed a technique that dramatically simplified the process of harvesting the hamstring graft which has been a problem for hamstring ACL surgeons. He also showed that cadaver grafts were inferior to autologous (your own tissue) grafts and defined for the first time the gender ratio between males and females and which sports had the highest risks. As a result several of his peers suggested that he would be a good choice to put together the first ever comprehensive textbook for Orthopaedic Surgeons. This resulted in the publication of The Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Reconstruction and Basic Science in 2008 by Elsevier, the biggest worldwide publisher of medical books. The book became popular with Orthopaedic Surgeons worldwide such that Elsevier asked Dr. Prodromos to produce a second edition which was released in mid 2017. A review of the first edition may be seen here (HYPERLINK TO REVIEW), while a second edition review is awaited. The first edition had 84 chapters, the second 143 due to rapid growth in the ACL knowledge base. Every month, Dr Prodromos and research coordinator Sue Finkle FN review all the original papers published – about 60-70 monthly. They are organized into a data base which had been ongoing for 10 years. Thus all of the new advances in ACL science come under Dr. Prodromos’ purview. Dr Prodromos reputation is based on his excellent surgical outcomes, but being continually at the center of the world’s new knowledge on the ACL ensures that he will always provide the best of the newest advances in the field for his patients.
Editor in Chief: C Prodromos, MD
Second Edition released July 2017