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Trends in Research and Treatment of Joint Diseases

  • Kazushi Hirohata
  • Kosaku Mizuno
  • Tsukasa Matsubara

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Pathogenesis of Joint Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Robin Poole, G. Rizkalla, A. Reiner, M. Ionescu, E. Bogoch
      Pages 3-12
    3. Daniel J. McCarty
      Pages 13-19
    4. B. Tillmann, M. Schünke
      Pages 20-28
    5. T. Derek V. Cooke, R. Allan Scudamore, Tim Bryant
      Pages 29-34
    6. Morris Ziff
      Pages 35-40
    7. David J. Schurman, R. Lane Smith
      Pages 72-77
  3. Joint Surgery and Its Problems

  4. Miscellaneous Conditions in Orthopaedics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. A. Graham Apley
      Pages 125-127
    3. Hans K. Uhthoff, Jun Kumagai
      Pages 135-141
    4. Yoshinori Takakura, Yasuhito Tanaka
      Pages 149-155
    5. Takeo Matsuno, Kiyoshi Kaneda
      Pages 156-165
    6. Kosaku Mizuno, Takayuki Takashima, Kazushi Hirohata
      Pages 166-179
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 181-182

About this book

Introduction

A half century ago, orthopedic surgeons needed to specialize in only the pathophysiology and treatment of the neuromuscular and skeletal systems in order to treat patients. However, since then, surprising progress has been made in medicine, and through the limitless avenues for research orthopedics is now divided into many subspecialities, with terms such as orthopedic pathology, orthopedic oncology, orthopedic rheumatology, and orthopedic traumatology becoming commonplace. Interdisciplinary studies in this and other related fields are now indispensible. As a result, the half-life of the information accumulating yearly has been estimated at five years. In times such as these, if one stubbornly adheres to treatment alone, progress comparable to that in other fields will not be made. If one opens an orthopedic textbook, it is easy to see that there are still many diseases of undetermined etiology; in the last quarter of a century, there has been no evidence of even one of these diseases' etiology having been resolved internationally. This is a direct result of the ineptitude of basic orthopedic research. Therefore, recently in the United States, Japan and Canada, orthopedic research institutes and associations have been established, and SIROT has been organized internationally. This book contains the manuscripts presented by international and Japanese speakers at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society of the Japanese Orthopedic Association, and the Second Inter­ national Cherry Blossom Conference of Rheumatology.

Keywords

Arthritis fracture infection joint osteoarthritis rheumatoid arthritis surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Kazushi Hirohata
    • 1
  • Kosaku Mizuno
    • 1
  • Tsukasa Matsubara
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryKobe University School of MedicineChuo-ku, Kobe, 650Japan

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