Monday, January 16, 2017

Osteoporosis in Orthopedics: Assessment and Therapeutic Options

From a reassessment of osteoporosis to contributing factors, clinical applications of antiosteoporotic agents, and rehabilitation, this book examines various aspects of the disease and its treatment. Edited and written from an orthopedic perspective, it approaches osteoporosis as both a metabolic disease and a locomotive syndrome. As orthopedic surgeons in Japan are responsible for pharmacotherapy, surgery, and pain control, the authors pursue a comprehensive approach, focusing especially on the effect on muscles and on fracture operation rather than expanding the scope to bone density.

Osteoporosis in Orthopedics provides extensive content and insights for clinicians, researchers, medical students, and post-docs specializing in osteoporosis. It also offers a valuable resource for orthopedic and spine surgeons who need extensive knowledge of osteoporosis and bone metabolism in the context of patient care.

Table of contents : 
Front Matter....Pages i-viii
Front Matter....Pages 1-1
Skeletal Adaptation to Mechanical Strain: A Key Role in Osteoporosis....Pages 3-22
Osteoclast-Mediated Pain in Osteoporosis....Pages 23-34
Collagen Cross-Links as a Determinant of Bone Quality....Pages 35-54
Assessment of Femoral Geometric Strength in Osteoporosis Using Hip Structure Analysis....Pages 55-79
Vertebral Strength Changes as Assessed by Finite Element Analysis....Pages 81-99
Front Matter....Pages 101-101
The Geometry of Lower Extremity and Atypical Femoral Fractures....Pages 103-134
Spondylosis and Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures....Pages 135-155
Sarcopenia and Osteoporosis....Pages 157-176
Front Matter....Pages 177-177
Effects of Vitamin D on Bone and Skeletal Muscle....Pages 179-200
Applications of Teriparatide for Fracture Repair and Osteosynthetic Surgery in Osteoporosis....Pages 201-217
Front Matter....Pages 219-219
Exercise and Fall Prevention....Pages 221-234
Back Extensor Strengthening Exercise and Osteoporosis....Pages 235-252
Back Matter....Pages 253-257