Osteoarthritis, An Issue of Medical Clinics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781437704990

Osteoarthritis, An Issue of Medical Clinics, Volume 93-1

1st Edition

Authors: David Hunter
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437704990
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 31st December 2008
Page Count: 240

Description

Almost 21 million people in the United States are afflicted by osteoarthritis and it accounts for nearly 25% of all visits to primary care physicians. Moreover, close to 50% of those 65 and older will develop symptoms of this disorder This issue of Medical Clinics examines the clinically important aspects of osteoarthritis and features articles on the following topics: epidemiology; etiopathogenesis; the role of bone and meniscus in disease genesis; genetics; joint mechanics; symptoms, imaging; overview of management; obesity and management of body weight; the role of muscle in disease genesis; use of orthotic devices; the role of analgesics and intra-articular injections in disease management; potential pharmacologic treatments; and surgical interventions.


Details

No. of pages:
240
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Hardcover ISBN:
9781437704990

About the Authors

David Hunter Author