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Diagnosis, Treatment and Surgery

Edited by Qian Chen

Brown University, United States of America

Osteoarthritis is one of the most debilitating diseases affecting millions of people worldwide. However, there is no FDA approved disease modifying drug specifically for OA. Surgery remains an effective last resort to restore the function of the joints. As the aging populations increase worldwide, the number of OA patients increases dramatically in recent years and is expected to increase in many years to come. This is a book that summarizes recent advance in OA diagnosis, treatment, and surgery. It includes wide ranging topics from the cutting edge gene therapy to alternative medicine. Such multifaceted approaches are necessary to develop novel and effective therapy to cure OA in the future. In this book, different surgical methods are described to restore the function of the joints. In addition, various treatment options are presented, mainly to reduce the pain and enhance the life quality of the OA patients.

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OsteoarthritisDiagnosis, Treatment and SurgeryEdited by Qian Chen

Published: March 2nd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2400

ISBN: 978-953-51-0168-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6854-6

Copyright year: 2012

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126746 Total Chapter Downloads

19 Crossref Citations

31 Web of Science Citations

41 Dimensions Citations


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1. Long-Term Treatment of Osteoarthritis Pain: Achieving a Balance Between Efficacy and Tolerability for a Successful Chronic Therapy

By Mila Etropolski


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2. Characterization of Live and Experimentally Degenerated Hyaline Cartilage with Thermal Analysis

By Gellért Sohár, Piroska Szabó-Révész, Kálmán Tóth and Zoltán Aigner


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3. Topical and Regional Treatment for Osteoarthritis

By Leena Patel and Charles Mackworth-Young


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4. Intra-Articular Injections for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis: Focus on the Clinical Use of Several Regimens

By Dong Rak Kwon and Gi Young Park


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5. Hyaluronic Acid in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis: What is New

By Michele Abate and Vincenzo Salini


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6. Gene Therapy for Human Osteoarthritis

By Magali Cucchiarini and Henning Madry


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7. Peloidotherapy in Osteoarthritis-Modulation of Oxidative Stress

By Viorica Marin, Olga Surdu, Daniela Profir and Sibel Demirgian


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8. Ginger and Osteoarthritis

By Tessa Therkleson


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9. Osteoarthritis of the Wrist

By Nimit Patel, Glenn Russo and Craig Rodner


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10. Osteoarthritis of the Trapeziometacarpal Joint (TMJ): A Review of the Literature

By Oliver Boughton and Hugh Mackenzie


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11. Low Level Laser Therapy in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Arthritis: Questions and Answers

By Marini Ida and Gatto Maria Rosaria


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12. Treatment Preferences in Patients with Knee or Hip Osteoarthritis: An Overview

By Amado Rivero-Santana, Lilisbeth Perestelo-Perez, "Jeanette Perez-Ramos, Marien Gonzalez-Lorenzo and"Pedro Serrano-Aguilar


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13. The Plica: Is a New Aetiological Factor in the Knee Osteoarthritis?

By Ahmet Guney and Ibrahim Kafadar


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14. Knee Osteoarthritis and Associated Periarticular Conditions: Iliotibial Band Friction and Baker Cyst

By Violeta Vasilevska, Ulrike Szeimies, Milan Samardziski and Axel Stäbler


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15. Evaluation of In Vivo Proteolytic Activity

By Wataru Yoshida, Akihisa Kamataki, Miwa Uzuki and Takashi Sawai


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16. Phonoarthrography: A New Technique for Recording Joint Sounds

By Hassan M. Bassiouni


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17. Surgery for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

By J.R. Lewis and R.L. Carey Smith


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18. High Tibial Open-Wedge Osteotomy – New Techniques and Early Results

By Werner Kolb, Hanno Guhlmann, Christoph Windisch and Klaus Kolb


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19. Ultrasound Guided Hip Injection Techniques

By Micu Mihaela Cosmina


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20. Hyaluronate for the Treatment of Ankle Osteoarthritis

By Shu-Fen Sun, Chien-Wei Hsu, Yi-Jiun Chou, Yu-Nong Wang and Mei-Chia Chou


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21. Knee Health Promotion Option for Osteoarthritic Knee: Cartilage Regeneration is Possible

By S.R. Lyu, D.S. Liu, C.E. Tseng, H.S. Wang and L.K. Chau


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