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Oesteoarthritis
An Atlas of Investigation and Diagnosis
by Adrian Jones
and Michael Doherty

Oesteoarthritis presents a catalog of presenting signs and documents the progression of disease as it is manifested in each of the principle joints.

It includes a detailed summary of current treatment options such as pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies and surgery.

Oesteoarthritis also reviews examination findings and lists differential diagnoses and the criteria by which they may be excluded.

Provides the busy practitioner with a reliable guide to a common disease

Contents:

  1. Introduction - The Nature of Osteoarthritis (OA)
    • Definition
    • The Perspective of OA as the Inherent Repair Process of Synovial Joints
    • Target Sites for OA
    • Pathology
    • Epidemiology
    • Associations and Risk Factors for Development and Progression
    • The Relationship between Pain, Disability and Structural Change in OA
    • Why Should the OA Joint be Painful?
    • Typical Features of OA Pain
    • Typical Examination Findings

  2. Investigation of OA
    • Plain Radiography
    • Other Imaging - MRI, Bone Scans, Ultrasound
    • Blood Tests
    • Synovial Fluid

  3. Specific Clinical Presentations and Differential Diagnosis
    • Knee OA
    • Hip OA
    • Hand OA
    • Elbow OA
    • Shoulder OA
    • Ankle / Foot
    • Neck and Back

  4. Management of OA
    • Objectives of Management - the Importance of a Holistic Approach
    • Published Guidelines on Management
    • Essential Non-Pharmacological Therapies
    • Pharmacological Options
    • Surgery
    • Less Commonly Used Options
Index

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Oesteoarthritis
An Atlas of Investigation and Diagnosis
by Adrian Jones

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