Osteonecrosis

Osteonecrosis

by Kyung-Hoi Koo
     
 

Osteonecrosis is a disease caused by reduced blood flow to bones in the joints, including the hip, knee, shoulder, and ankle. The disease, which is usually progressive and leads to joint failure, occurs in young adults aged from their twenties to their fifties. The pathogenesis of osteonecrosis is still unclear, and treatment remains controversial. This textbook

Overview

Osteonecrosis is a disease caused by reduced blood flow to bones in the joints, including the hip, knee, shoulder, and ankle. The disease, which is usually progressive and leads to joint failure, occurs in young adults aged from their twenties to their fifties. The pathogenesis of osteonecrosis is still unclear, and treatment remains controversial. This textbook provides up-to-date and comprehensive information on the pathophysiology, etiology, diagnosis, classification, and treatment of osteonecrosis. The role of various imaging modalities is considered, and both non-surgical and surgical treatment approaches are clearly explained. The contributions, all from experts in the field, are based on presentations at leading international meetings during the past 10 years and on peer-reviewed papers. The book will be of interest not only to clinical practitioners but also to those engaged in basic research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642357664
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
08/31/2014
Edition description:
2014
Pages:
514
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Kyung-Hoi Koo, MD, Ph.D. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital Professor, Seoul National University College of Medicine

Michael A. Mont, MD Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics Director, Joint Preservation and Reconstruction

Lynne C. Jones, Ph.D. Director, Center for Osteonecrosis Research and Education Technical Director, Arthritis Surgery Bone Bank Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University

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