Editor: Yves Henrotin

Non Pharmacological Therapies in the Management of Osteoarthritis

eBook: US $59 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $136
Printed Copy: US $107
Library License: US $236
ISBN: 978-1-60805-541-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-317-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080531791120101

Introduction

Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease prevalent among the elderly. Its most prominent feature is the progressive destruction of articular cartilage which results in impaired joint motion, severe pain and ultimately disability. Its prevalence and its impact on daily life pose a significant public health problem. Today, a cure for osteoarthritis remains elusive and the management of the disease is largely palliative, focusing on the alleviation of symptoms. Current recommendations include a combination of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. The term “non-pharmacological” includes physical therapy and rehabilitation, but also nutraceuticals. All guidelines on osteoarthritis management highlight the importance of weight loss and physical activity to improve the functional status of patients. A number of alternative therapies are also commonly suggested by physicians and physiotherapists in their daily practice. The efficacy of these therapies is not evidenced by strong clinical trials. This category includes education, information, electrotherapy, ultrasound, electromagnetic field, spa, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, etc. Non Pharmacological Therapies in the Management of Osteoarthritis reviews the clinical relevance of these therapies and the difficulties in conducting high quality trials assessing their efficacy. This e-book presents supportive scientific evidence for their efficacy and explains the mechanism of action of nutraceuticals targeting osteoarthritis. It also includes many example of exercises, mobilization and manipulation techniques directly useful for medical professionals.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Yves Henrotin
University of Liège
Belgium




Co-Editor(s):
Yves Henrotin
University of Liège
Belgium


Kim Bennell
University of Melbourne
Australia


Francois Rannou
Université Paris Descartes
France




Contributor(s):
Asplin Katie
Musculoskeletal Research Group, School of Veterinay Medecine and Science
Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences, University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Sutton Bonington, LE12 5RD
United Kingdom


Beaudreuil Johann
Service de Rhumatologie
Hôpital Lariboisière
AP-HP, Université Paris 7
Paris
France


Bennell Kim
Centre for Health, Exercise & Sports Medicine, Department of Physiotherapy
School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne
Melbourne
VLC, 3010
Australia


Berenbaum Francis
Pierre & Marie Curie University Paris VI
AP-HP Saint-Antoine Hospital
Paris
France


Clutterbuck Abigail
Musculoskeletal Research Group
School of Veterinay Medecine and Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences
University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus
Sutton Bonington, LE12 5RD
UK


Forestier Romain
Centre de recherche rhumatologique et thermale
15, avenue Charles de Gaulle
Aix-les-Bains, 73100
France


Francon Alain
Centre de recherche rhumatologique et thermale
15, avenue Charles de Gaulle
Aix-les-Bains, 73100
France


Henrotin Yves
Bone and Cartilage Research Unit (BCRU), Department of Motricity Sciences
University of Liège, Institute of Pathology
level +5, CHU Sart-Tilman
Liège, 4000
Belgium


Hunt Michael
Department of Physical Therapy
University of British Columbia
Vancouver
Canada


Hinman Rana
Centre for Health, Exercise & Sports Medicine, Department of Physiotherapy
University of Melbourne
Melbourne
VLC, 3010
Australia


Marty Marc
Rheumatology department
Henri Mondor Hospital
Creteil
France


Mobasheri Ali
Musculoskeletal Research Group, School of Veterinay Medecine and Science
Faculty of Medicine and Health sciences
University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus
Sutton Bonington, LE12 5RD
UK


Perrot Serge
Service de Médecine Interne et Thérapeutique, INSERM U 987
Hotel Dieu Hospital
1 Place du Parvis Notre Dame
Paris, 75004
France


Poiraudeau Serge
AP-HP, Service de Médecine Physique et Réadaptation
Hôpital Cochin, Université Paris Descartes, INSERM
Institut Fédératif de Recherche sur l’Handicap (IFR 25)
27 rue du faubourg Saint-Jacques
Paris Cedex 14, 75679
France


Rannou François
Université Paris Descartes, INSERM
Institut Fédératif de Recherche sur le Handicap (IFR 25)
27 rue du Faubourg Saint-Jacques
Paris Cedex 14, 75679
France


Richette Pascal
Université Paris VII, UFR Médicale, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris
Hôpital lariboisière, fédération de Rhumatologie
Paris Cedex 10, 75475
France


Sanchez Katherine
AP-HP, Service de Médecine Physique et Réadaptation
Hôpital Cochin, Université Paris Descartes, INSERM
Institut Fédératif de Recherche sur l’Handicap (IFR 25)
27 rue du faubourg Saint-Jacques
Paris Cedex 14, 75679
France


Shakibaei Mehdi
Musculoskeletal Research Group
Institute of Anatomy
Ludwig-Maximilian - University of Munich
Munich, 80336
Germany




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