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This book provides an integrative approach for the management and care of the arthritis patient. Many different psychological, social, and behavioral factors have been shown to affect the quality of life of arthritis patients beyond the effects of the disease and the response to medications and treatments. The book establishes a biopsychosocial framework for understanding the interplay between psychological and physical aspects of... more...

This book provides a comprehensive account of the role of echocardiography in patients with mitral valve disease. The normal echocardiographic anatomy of the mitral valve is first presented, and the applications of echocardiography in mitral valve disease are then covered in detail by experts from different subspecialties in cardiology. Topics include etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, assessment of severity, and role of echocardiography in... more...

Nutritional Influences on Bone Health presents a collection of papers from the 8th International Symposium on Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis, the primary forum for and only regular meeting exclusively devoted to the topic of nutritional influences on bone health. The outcome is a fusion of the most current and up-to-date research in this area. Key themes include the permeation of the Western diet across the globe, calcium, vitamin... more...

This practical text presents the most up-to-date information on the evaluation and management of all aspects of complex and revision shoulder arthroplasty, divided into three thematic section. Chapters in part I focus on the diagnosis and management of complex primary shoulder arthroplasty, including evaluation of humeral and glenoid bone deformity, computer-assisted surgical planning, stemless arthroplasty, anatomic and reverse TSA for severe glenoid... more...

Comprised of clinical cases demonstrating strategies for both common and complex knee preservation, this concise, practical casebook will provide orthopedic surgeons with the best real-world strategies to properly manage the many kinds of knee injuries and disorders they may encounter. The opening section presents the knee joint as a unique structure, reviewing the anatomy and function of articular cartilage and the meniscus, the... more...


This concise guide takes a practical approach to adolescent and young adult (AYA) rheumatology, aiming to cover the needs of any healthcare professional dealing with young people aged 10-24 years. Each chapter contains key management points for readers to readily access disease-specific management as well as highlighting specific AYA issues which differ from pediatric and adult practice. The coverage is comprehensive but concise and... more...

A beautiful visual and narrative guide to a selection of unique hands-on myofascial techniques. Techniques are chosen for inclusion based on their relevance to the most common client complaints. Each chapter presents key considerations, anatomy overview, therapeutic goals, and cautions relevant to hands-on work.

This book is designed to meet the needs of both novice and senior researchers in Orthopaedics by providing the essential, clinically relevant knowledge on research methodology that is sometimes overlooked during training. Readers will find a wealth of easy-to-understand information on all relevant aspects, from protocol design, the fundamentals of statistics, and the use of computer-based tools through to the performance of clinical studies with... more...

The purpose of this volume in the Progress in Inflammation Research series is to provide the biomedical and clinical researcher with a state-of-the-art insight in the role of cytokines in joint inflammation and joint destruction. This is of relevance for better understanding of key processes in diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). Apart from the impact of old and novel cytokines on joint tissues, the various chapters... more...

Tissue Repair, Contraction and the Myofibroblast summarizes the latest findings concerning the biology of the myofibroblast, a cell involved in the evolution and contraction of granulation tissue and of fibrotic changes. Coverage shows that the myofibroblast is responsible for the development of hypertrophic scars, pulmonary and renal fibrosis and bronchial asthma. Reviews the cell biology and pathology of the myofibroblast as well as... more...