By Philip Conaghan and
Amanda E Nelson
Published April 2012
£15.00 (Free UK Delivery!)
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder and represents a massive problem in our aging and overweight society. For most people, it is a syndrome of joint pain and stiffness, with associated functional problems that have a substantial impact on quality of life.
The two internationally renowned authors of Fast Facts: Osteoarthritis believe that “something can be done to help every person with osteoarthritis”. This comprehensive handbook includes:
For all healthcare professionals who have ever felt unable to provide effective therapy for this disease, or who have encountered negative patient and community attitudes to joint pain, Fast Facts: Osteoarthritis is essential reading.
The normal joint; The OA joint; Epidemiology; Etiology; Diagnosis; Principles of management; Non-pharmacological management; Pharmacological management; Joint-specific management; Developments
The main strengths of this book are the combination of attractive figures and schemes ... with simple but clear messages in the text. This attractive small book is very useful for general practitioners, non-rheumatologists and allied health professionals who are likely to encounter patients with OA and their problems. The book can help them to better understand the disease and to take a number of basic steps to treat with pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions. Rheumatology on 1st edition.
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MB BS PhD FRACP FRCP Professor of Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds, Consultant Rheumatologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust & Leeds Primary Care Trust, West Yorkshire, UK
Amanda E Nelson
MD MSCR, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, University of North Carolina, Thurston Arthritis Research Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA