Clinical and Experimental Aspects

  • J.-Y. Reginster
  • J.-P. Pelletier
  • J. Martel-Pelletier
  • Y. Henrotin
  • L. Crasborn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Structure and Function of Normal Human Adult Articular Cartilage

    1. E. J.-M. A. Thonar, K. Masuda, D. H. Manicourt, K. E. Kuettner
      Pages 1-19
  3. Epidemiology and Economic Consequences of Osteoarthritis

    1. J. C. Scott, M. Lethbridge-Cejku, M. C. Hochberg
      Pages 20-38
    2. X. Badia Llach
      Pages 38-52
  4. Experimental Models of Osteoarthritis

    1. Y. Henrotin, J.-Y. Reginster
      Pages 53-81
    2. K. D. Brandt
      Pages 81-100
  5. Pathophysiology of Osteoarthritis

    1. P. Ghosh
      Pages 115-133
    2. C. J. Williams, S. A. Jimenez
      Pages 134-156
    3. J. Martel-Pelletier, J. Di Battista, D. Lajeunesse
      Pages 156-187
    4. W. B. Van Den Berg, P. M. Van Der Kraan, H. M. Van Beuningen
      Pages 188-209
  6. Diagnosis and Monitoring of Osteoarthritis

    1. X. Ayral, M. Dougados
      Pages 228-246
    2. C. Buckland-Wright
      Pages 246-268
    3. Y. Jiang, C. G. Peterfy, J. J. Zhao, D. L. White, J. A. Lynch, H. K. Genant
      Pages 268-295
  7. Evolution and Prognosis of Osteoarthritis

    1. E. Veys, G. Verbruggen
      Pages 312-330
  8. Impact of Osteoarthritis on Quality of Life

    1. J. Pouchot, J. Coste, F. Guillemin
      Pages 331-355
  9. Medical Management of Osteoarthritis

    1. Medical Aspects

      1. D. Choquette, J. P. Raynauld, E. Rich
        Pages 356-370
      2. J. P. Pelletier, B. Haraoui, J. C. Fernandes
        Pages 387-408
    2. Regulatory Requirements

      1. M. Sisay, R. D. Altman
        Pages 408-421
      2. J.-Y. Reginster, B. Avouac, C. Gosset
        Pages 421-430
  10. Surgical Treatment of the Cartilage Injuries

  11. Scientific Basis of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in the Management of Patients with Osteoarthritis

  12. Conclusions and Perspectives

    1. Michel G. Lequesne, Leonardo Punzi
      Pages 480-509
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 511-525

About this book


This book is written by worldwide renowned researchers and clinicians in the field of OSTEOARTHRITIS. Latest experimental results in osteoarthritis research are reported. The book describes in detail all aspects of this disease - from pathophysiology and diagnostics to medical, surgical and physical therapy and rehabilitation. This work represents a summary of the current status of clinical and experimental aspects of osteoarthritis.


Arthritis biomechanics cartilage diagnostics imaging joint osteoarthritis pathology pathophysiology physical therapy physiology rehabilitation

Authors and affiliations

  • J.-Y. Reginster
    • 1
  • J.-P. Pelletier
    • 2
  • J. Martel-Pelletier
    • 2
  • Y. Henrotin
    • 3
  • L. Crasborn
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and Public HealthUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium
  2. 2.Osteoarthritis Research UnitCentre de Recherche L.C. Simard Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de MontréalMontréalCanada
  3. 3.Bone and Cartilage Metabolim Research Unit Department of Physical MedicineInstitute of Pathology (+5) University of LiègeLiègeBelgium
  4. 4.UCB s.a. Global Marketing Allée de la Recherche 60BrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-65127-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60026-5
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