Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, and Clinical Aspects of Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis

  • Diana C. Sanchez-Ramirez
  • Joost DekkerEmail author
  • Willem F. Lems
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Specialty Topics in Behavioral Medicine book series (BRIEFSSPETOBEME)


This chapter provides a clinical overview of osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. Knowledge on epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical aspects of osteoarthritis of the knee or hip is summarized.


Subchondral Bone Cartilage Degeneration Joint Injury Systemic Risk Factor Relevant Patient Characteristic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diana C. Sanchez-Ramirez
    • 1
  • Joost Dekker
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Willem F. Lems
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Human Movement SciencesVU UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Rehabilitation MedicineVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of PsychiatryVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of RheumatologyVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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