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Progress in Basic Research and Treatment

Edited by Qian Chen

Brown University, United States of America

The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA), which most often affects the hip, knee, foot and hand. The degeneration of joint cartilage and changes in underlying bone and supporting tissues such as ligament leads to pain, stiffness, movement problems and activity limitations. This book, containing three major sections in OA research and therapy, is an update of the book Osteoarthritis - Diagnosis, Treatment and Surgery published by InTech in 2012. The authors are experts in the osteoarthritis field, which include biologists, bioengineers, clinicians, and health professionals. The scientific content of the book will be beneficial to patients, students, researchers, educators, physicians, and health care providers who are interested in the recent progress in osteoarthritis research and therapy.

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OsteoarthritisProgress in Basic Research and TreatmentEdited by Qian Chen

Published: July 1st 2015

DOI: 10.5772/58640

ISBN: 978-953-51-2136-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7243-7

Copyright year: 2015

Books open for chapter submissions

17763 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

6 Web of Science Citations

13 Dimensions Citations


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1. Classifications and Definitions of Normal Joints

By Xiaoming Zhang, Darryl Blalock and Jinxi Wang


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2. Epigenetic Mechanisms in Osteoarthritis

By Antonio Miranda-Duarte


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3. Biomechanics of Cartilage and Osteoarthritis

By Herng-Sheng Lee and Donald M. Salter


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4. Structural and Functional features of Major Synovial Joints and Their Relevance to Osteoarthritis

By Xiaoming Zhang, Brian Egan and Jinxi Wang


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5. Hand Osteoarthritis — Clinical Presentation, Phenotypes and Management

By Nidhi Sofat and Sharenja Jeyabaladevan


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6. Spine Osteoarthritis

By Elizabeth Pérez-Hernández, Nury Pérez-Hernández and Ariel Fuerte-Hernández


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7. Validation of Mechanical Hypothesis of hip Arthritis Development by HIPSTRESS Method

By Veronika Kralj-Iglič


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8. Specific Proteases for Osteoarthritis Diagnosis and Therapy

By Xiao-Yu Yuan, Liping Zhang and Yuqing Wu


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9. The Cholinergic System in Relation to Osteoarthritis

By Sture Forsgren


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10. Cell-Based Therapy for Human Osteoarthritis

By Rie Kurose and Takashi Sawai


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11. Local Therapies for Osteoarthritis — An Update and a Review of the Literature

By Sarah Karrar and Charles Mackworth-Young


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12. The Conservative Management of Osteoarthritis — Hyaluronic Acid, Platelet Rich Plasma or the Combination?

By Michele Abate, Isabel Andia and Vincenzo Salini


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13. Superficial Heat and Cold Applications in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

By Çalışkan Nurcan and Mevlüde Karadağ


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