ISBN : 9781632410900
Publisher : haylemedical
Language : English
Category : Orthopedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Publication Year : 2015
Price : USD 145.95
Description : The book elucidates the nature of the most common form of arthritis in humans. If osteoarthritis is certain, it is extremely important to facilitate its diagnosis, prevention, indications and options for treatment. Development in comprehending this disease has taken place with recognition that it is not simply a degenerative joint disease. Causative factors, like ligamentous abnormalities, malalignment, overuse, and biomechanical and metabolic factors have been identified as responsible for intervention. The diagnosis of this disease is based on recognition of overdevelopment of bone at joint margins. This contrasts with overdevelopment of bone at vertebral margins, which is not a symptomatic phenomenon and has been renamed spondylosis deformans. Osteoarthritis is described as an abnormality of joints, but the severity does not certainly produce pain. Therefore, the sections include overview of osteoporosis, imaging, biomechanics and genetics.
Author's Description :
Sharlton Pierce, MD, PhD specializes in musculoskeletal disorders. He runs his own clinic along with a team of 5 other doctors and a small medical staff. His expertise lies in non-inflammatory arthritis (osteoarthritis) and infectious arthritis. He is also a visiting faculty of medicine at various medical colleges across North Dakota, United States. Pierce serves on the editorial board of three medical journals. He is also associated with several medical committees.