Biology of the Synovial Joint

Biology of the Synovial Joint

by David B. Archer
     
 
This unique collection of reviews has arisen due to the belief of the Editors that joints need to be studied as a whole organ. Too often workers concentrate only on one tissue without considering the effects that a pathological change or injury in one part may have upon the whole joint. The synovial joint is a complex unit composed of many separate parts, such as

Overview

This unique collection of reviews has arisen due to the belief of the Editors that joints need to be studied as a whole organ. Too often workers concentrate only on one tissue without considering the effects that a pathological change or injury in one part may have upon the whole joint. The synovial joint is a complex unit composed of many separate parts, such as cartilage, bone, ligament, and synovium, all of which play a role in the functionality of the whole. These tissues must exist and work together in close, and often strenuous, conditions. Therefore a certain level of interaction is to be expected.

The authors have been chosen for their wide-ranging expertise, thus contributions range from the molecular and biochemical, through development and cell biology, to histological, anatomical, and clinical studies. Together they provide a comprehensive and useful source of reference for anyone interested in the biology of joints.

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Booknews
The synovial joint is a complex unit composed of many separate parts including cartilage, bone, ligament, and synovium, all of which play a role in the functionality of the whole and which interact with each other. In this volume, specialists in all of the component tissues of joints provide an integrated perspective on the complexity of joints and the way the different tissues or structures operate together to produce a functional unit. The volume's 27 contributions are divided into seven sections: the development of synovial joints; articular cartilage; synovium; the joint capsule composed of tendons and ligaments; tissue interfaces in joints; joint innervation; and clinical issues. These contributions are based around contributions to a symposium of the same name held in Cardiff, Wales in June 1996. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789057023279
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/22/1999
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.25(d)

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