"Knee disorders and knee injuries"

Can occur at any age (due to growth also in children!

Athletes often get hurt at the meniscus, the articular cartilage, and above all - since the introduction of high ski boots - the anterior cruciate ligament. Left untreated, these injuries not only cause pain but also to premature abrasion.

Awarded the golden book of the Austrian book trade!

From age 60 onwards, almost everyone suffers from knee osteoarthritis.

More than 200,000 copies sold! 17 editions in the Kneipp Verlag and then licensed issues in the Weltbild-Verlag and the Goldmann Mosaik Verlag in Germany

The medical records of treatment in recent years show a great progress. Since the introduction of osteosynthesis (bone compound with screws and plates) and the arthroscopy, knee injuries are quickly treated well. 

In case of cartilage defects it is now possible to grow replacement cartilage, damaged cartilage can be smoothened and new transplantation methods and biological repair techniques allow even complete cure.

This patient guide provides a very detailed overview of traditional and advanced treatment methods of the knee joint, chances of recovery are examined by experienced orthopedic surgeons.


  • Dr. Michael Vitek Prof inv. UAG (Universidad Autonoma Guadalajara Villahermosa Tabasco Mexico)
  • ISBN: 3-901794-57-3
  • Price: 19,80 €
  • single copies can also be obtained Dr. Vitek's office

Award - Impressions

The President of the Federation of Austrian Booksellers awards chief physician Dr. Michael Vitek and the publishing director of the Kneipp publishing house Mag. Waltraud Ruth with the Golden Book.