Bruce M. Rothschild

Northeast Ohio Medical UniversityUnited States of America

Bruce M. Rothschild is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Rheumatology and Society of Skeletal Radiology, and was elected to the International Skeletal Society. He is recognized for his work in Rheumatology and Skeletal Pathology, where his special interests focus on clinical-anatomic-radiologic correlation and evolution, and management of arthritis. He is widely recognized for contributions to understanding radiologic manifestations of rheumatologic disease. He has published over 700 papers and abstracts, including authoritative papers on the character of bone changes with disease, and is the author of five books. Dr. Rothschild is Professor of Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio, and Adjuvant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Kansas. He holds Research Associateships at the Carnegie Museum and the Biodiversity Institute at the University of Kansas. He was first director of the Rheumatology Division at The Chicago Medical School, and a prime force behind the resurgence of data-based paleorheumatology and comparative osseous pathology.

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This volume addresses the nature of the most common form of arthritis in humans. If osteoarthritis is inevitable (only premature death prevents all of us from being afflicted), it seems essential to facilitate its recognition, prevention, options, and indications for treatment. Progress in understanding this disease has occurred with recognition that it is not simply a degenerative joint disease. Causative factors, such as joint malalignment, ligamentous abnormalities, overuse, and biomechanical and metabolic factors have been recognized as amenable to intervention; genetic factors, less so; with metabolic diseases, intermediate. Its diagnosis is based on recognition of overgrowth of bone at joint margins. This contrasts with overgrowth of bone at vertebral margins, which is not a symptomatic phenomenon and has been renamed spondylosis deformans. Osteoarthritis describes an abnormality of joints, but the severity does not necessarily produce pain. The patient and his/her symptoms need to be treated, not the x-ray.

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