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Hiran Amarasekera

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


Initial Management Modern Trends Joint Replacement Modern Implants Stem Cell Therapy Platelet Rich Plasma Joint Debridement Cartilage Implantation Vulgus Correction Correctional Osteotomy Robotic Surgery Navigation Techniques

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With modern development in the health sector and eradication of many communicable diseases and control of common non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and cholesterol, people live longer with increasing life expectancy. Quality of life and activities of all population mainly the geriatric population has increased over the years. With the ageing population development of osteoarthritis is high with high demand developing and managing better techniques to maintain the natural joint as long as possible and reduce wear and tear and delay the onset of osteoarthritis development. Various techniques have been developed to prevent osteoarthritis development including modern stem cell therapy, and cartilage implantation.

The gold standard of managing osteoarthritis being a joint replacement modern-day challenge is to develop implants that last longer so that patients can avoid revision surgery. Secondly due to the high demand for joint activities developing implants that give a high range of motion has been needed in the modern era. Developing minimal invasive techniques to introduce implants is another new development.

The Book titled Osteoarthritis will aim to discuss all basic concepts to modern developmental areas and research that is available around the world in managing osteoarthritis.

This book can be used as a text and as a reference book for all medical students to orthopaedic surgeons and trainees. This will be valuable to all modern researchers, physiotherapists and all medical personnel dealing with patients who has osteoarthritis. 

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Date completed: September 26th 2019

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Hiran Amarasekera

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Hiran Amarasekera is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon from Sri Lanka currently working in University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire, the UK as a hip preservation fellow. His special interests include young adult hip and knee problems, sports injuries, Hip and knee arthroplasty, and complex arthroscopic procedures. He completed the MBBS from Kasturba medical college Manipal, India and did his postgraduate in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the Post-graduate Institute of the Medicine University of Colombo obtained the MS. He was initially trained at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka and then completed the further training at the Oldchurch Hospital in Essex UK and The Avenue Hospital Melbourne, Australia and University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire, UK. He obtained the FRCS from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2003 and was elected a fellow of Sri Lanka College of surgeons (FCSSL) 2012. He has a keen interest in academia and research. Working as a clinical research fellow in Warwick Medical School he obtained the MPhil form University of Warwick and was elected for a research fellowship to University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). His research interests include blood flow to the hip, failure of hip resurfacing, designing new hip prosthesis, and surgical approaches to the hip. He has over 30 international publications and presentations and several book chapter. He also works as a reviewer for international orthopedic journals and has reviewed over 35 papers and is a member of the editorial board of Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery.

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