Effective management of degenerative knee arthritis in the active adult is a controversial and challenging problem facing many orthopaedic surgeons. Since most of these patients are too young and active to be good candidates for total joint replacement, it is often necessary to rely on other treatments. Before you develop your management plan for OA of the knee, take a moment to review these significant new treatment options. This new monograph will help you evaluate all the options and make the most informed clinical management decision possible. Because many of the advances in treatment of adult OA occurred outside of North America, the monograph draws heavily from an extraordinary panel of international orthopaedic surgeons from Europe, South America, and Asia who have extensive experience with these new approaches. Based on an International Symposium presented at the 2002 AAOS Annual Meeting, this monograph offers a balanced perspective with clear explanations of each technique and a careful discussion of outcomes.