Osteoarthritis

Diagnosis and Therapy: Proceedings of an International Meeting

  • H. Ralph SchumacherJr.
Conference proceedings

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About these proceedings

Introduction

This volume reviews the state-of-the-art in osteoarthritis. The pathogenetic roles of mechanical, systemic and inflammatory factors and the importance of neurogenic factors in pain management and in the causes of disease are considered. Of particular value is the review of the implications of pathogenetic mechanisms in future modes of management. The concept of "activated arthrosis" is given special attention. Finally, controversial issues and new areas for investigation are discussed. The book will help the clinician and the investigator consider the importance of addressing different phases and subtypes of osteoarthritis in planning treatment.

Keywords

Arthritis cartilage inflammation joint osteoarthritis pain pain management treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • H. Ralph SchumacherJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Veterans Administration Medical CenterUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-73878-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50000-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73878-4
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