Osteoarthritis: The Facts

Paperback | July 14, 2014

byDavid J. Hunter, Daniel Prieto-Alhambra, Nigel Arden

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Osteoarthritis: The Facts helps patients and their carers better understand the condition, empowering patients with the knowledge and skills to actively take charge of their own health by knowing as much as they can about osteoarthritis, and finding out how this can be best managed.Part 1 details what osteoarthritis is, what causes it, who it affects, what the main symptoms are, how it is diagnosed, and what the long-term outcome is. Part 2 explains the potential aspects of management that can be used for osteoarthritis, including self-management strategies, exercise, diet,medications, surgical treatments, and alternative therapies. Osteoarthritis: The Facts also includes a useful resources section, including information on support groups and websites, providing the reader with an opportunity to educate and empower themselves with tools that will help reduce theirsuffering.

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Osteoarthritis: The Facts helps patients and their carers better understand the condition, empowering patients with the knowledge and skills to actively take charge of their own health by knowing as much as they can about osteoarthritis, and finding out how this can be best managed.Part 1 details what osteoarthritis is, what causes it,...

Professor Hunter is a rheumatology clinician researcher whose main research focus has been clinical and translational research in osteoarthritis (OA). He is the Florance and Cope Chair of Rheumatology and Professor of Medicine at University of Sydney, and Staff Specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital and North Sydney Orthopaedic and ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.07 inPublished:July 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Background to osteoarthritis1. What is osteoarthritis?2. Risk factors for osteoarthritis and how to prevent it?3. Symptoms and signs4. How is osteoarthritis diagnosed5. The outlook or prognosisPart 2: Management of Osteoarthritis6. The management of osteoarthritis - an overview7. The role of exercise8. The role of weight loss9. Complementary or alternative therapy10. Medicines used in osteoarthritis11. Device use12. Surgical therapy13. Depression and coping14. Developing self efficacy and health professionals that can help youAppendix 1: A typical case historyAppendix 2: Useful addressesGlossary

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"...the authors have packed a huge amount of information into a small, neat book that's patient-friendly and accessible. They go into detail about the various treatments and therapies available - everything from analgesia to surgery, anti-depressants, to acupuncture. I just wish I'd been ableto read it all those years ago." --Maeve Binchy in The Daily Mail, June 2008