Arthritis: A Patients Guide

Overview

The two most common types of arthritis in the United States are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Together, these diseases affect more than 22 million Americans, many of whom believe that there is no reliable, practical, or affordable treatment for their pain and discomfort. This work, designed as a comprehensive resource handbook for patients suffering from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, provides a user-friendly guide to modern holistic, medical, and surgical ...

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Overview

The two most common types of arthritis in the United States are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Together, these diseases affect more than 22 million Americans, many of whom believe that there is no reliable, practical, or affordable treatment for their pain and discomfort. This work, designed as a comprehensive resource handbook for patients suffering from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, provides a user-friendly guide to modern holistic, medical, and surgical treatments.

The author provides a thorough overview of the most popular conservative treatments—including pain medications, exercise, nutrition therapy, and alternative health treatments. The author also provides a guide to more invasive surgical approaches, providing helpful resources and tips for selecting a surgeon, preparing for surgery, and facilitating a healthy recovery.

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Editorial Reviews

ARBA
well-written...valuable
Aorn Journal
an excellent resource...excellent references...thorough overviews...comprehensive...very reader friendly...current information...recommend[ed]
Reference Reviews
Sharon E Hohler's work reflects her sensitivity to the needs of the patient and her scholarship in the respected journals of her field
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786434503
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/19/2008
  • Series: McFarland Health Topics
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Orthopaedic surgical nurse Sharon E. Hohler is a member of the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses. The author of a number of journal articles, she is a member of the Heartland Writers Guild and the Missouri Writers Guild. She lives in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

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