Osteoarthritis: Progress In Basic Research And Treatment Ed. By Qian Chen

Osteoarthritis: Progress In Basic Research And Treatment Ed. By Qian Chen
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This book contains major sections in osteoarthritis (OA) research and therapy. The scientific content of the book will be beneficial to patients, students, researchers, educators, physicians, and health care providers who are interested in the recent progress in osteoarthritis research and therapy. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA), which most often affects the hip, knee, foot and hand. The degeneration of joint cartilage and changes in underlying bone and supporting tissues such as ligament leads to pain, stiffness, movement problems and activity limitations. The authors are experts in the osteoarthritis field, which include biologists, bioengineers, clinicians, and health professionals. Preface 1 Classifications and Definitions of Normal Joints 2 Epigenetic Mechanisms in Osteoarthritis 3 Biomechanics of Cartilage and Osteoarthritis 4 Structural and Functional features of Major Synovial Joints and Their Relevance to Osteoarthritis 5 Hand Osteoarthritis — Clinical Presentation, Phenotypes and Management 6 Spine Osteoarthritis 7 Validation of Mechanical Hypothesis of hip Arthritis Development by HPSTRESS Method 8 Specific Proteases for Osteoarthritis Diagnosis and Therapy 9 The Cholinergic System in Relation to Osteoarthritis 10 Cell-Based Therapy for Human Osteoarthritis 11 Local Therapies for Osteoarthritis — An Update and a Review of the Literature 12 The Conservative Management of Osteoarthritis — Hyaluronic Acid, Platelet Rich Plasma or the Combination? 13 Superficial Heat and Cold Applications in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis

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