Diagnosis and Therapy Proceedings of an International Meetingbearbeitet von H. Ralph Schumacher
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.