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Research and Advanced Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis

Hechmi Toumi

University of Orléans

Professor Hechmi Toumi is a researcher, and scientific director of the Transitional Medical Research PRIMMO, CHR Hospital Orleans. His research focuses on Bone, Cartilage, and soft tissue injuries. He has lectured worldwide on the Treatment and Prevention of muscular-skeletal injuries. He is the inventor of the international patent filing on the use of algorithmic analyses to identify and quantify ‘invisible’ detail in soft tissues in standard radiographs.


Eric Lespessailles

University of Orléans

Dr. Eric Lespessailles is a Medical Doctor in Rheumatology at the Regional Hospital of Orleans in France. He was awarded a Professorial title by CNU France (Conseil National Universitaire, section 66) in 2019. Eric is currently the medical director of the Translational Medicine Research Platform at the Regional Hospital of Orleans. He has published about 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts. His research focuses on osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and musculoskeletal imaging.


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Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common arthropathy causing pain and if symptoms persist they can lead to disability. Clinically, it is characterized by a progressive loss of articular cartilage and remodeling of the underlying bone remodeling due to a combination of an active response of chondrocytes and the inflammatory cells in the surrounding tissues. Recent research place greater emphasis to promotes our understanding of the OA pathophysiology. A variety of risk factors have been identified. These include gender, traumatic injury, obesity, metabolic dysfunction, nutrition, mechanical factors, and environmental and genetic factors. Extensive research over the past 20 years provided a better understanding, diagnosis, and management of OA. The first part of this book deals with the current progress of OA imaging diagnosis and treatments. The second part discusses how exercise could benefit those with OA. The third part explores potential shreds of evidence of medicinal plants in the strategies for disease prevention.

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Hechmi Toumi

University of Orléans

Professor Hechmi Toumi graduated from Blaise Pascal University in France. He is a research assistant at the University of Wisconsin in the USA and at Cardiff University and is an awarded professor at the University of Wales, UK. He has acted as dean of the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Orleans from 2013 to 2020. Currently, Professor Toumi is the scientific director of Translational Medical Research Platform, PRIMMO, at the Orleans Hospital in France and vice president of the Institute of Research, Treatment, and Prevention of Osteoporosis. He is currently filing for an international patent application for his invention on the use of algorithmic analyses to identify and quantify invisible detail in soft tissues using standard radiographs. Professor Toumi has lectured worldwide on the pathologies, treatment, and prevention of muscular-skeletal injuries.

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