The book contains eight chapters with initial ones focusing on pathology behind osteoarthritis, Role of Nutrition in management of Osteoarthritis and Role of exercise in Management of Osteoarthritis. All of them point and educate the reader/clinician on their important role in pathogenesis as well as prevention of osteoarthritis. The Reader is encouraged to incorporate Nutrition and Exercise management in his Clinical practice.
The next chapter tells us about the Role of Viscosupplementation and Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) in management of osteoarthritis and what the current clinical evidence is for the above two modalities.
Chapter 5 is an interesting chapter on Amniofix, which is relatively unheard of. Amniofix is an allograft tissue obtained from a Human baby and contains growth factors which have the potential for treating osteoartrhritis pain when everything has failed and the patient is not interested in surgery. It may even possibly reverse the early damaging changes to the Cartilage. As time goes by, I am sure one will hear a lot about this “Novel” approach.
The second last section deals with surgical aspects of treatment of arthritis of knee in which the book dwells on the role of Arthroscopy with Cartilage Surgery, role of Osteotomy around the knee, and Current Concepts in Total Knee Replacement.
The last section deals with surgical management of arthritis of Hip-namely Role of Arthroscopy with Cartilage Surgery as well as Current Concepts in Total hip replacement.
It is my sincere hope that this book will stimulate the minds of the busy clinicians to read more about the subject and possibly also add some new tools to their armamentarium to give their patients the best possible treatment.
GV Montgomery Veteran
Affairs Medical Center, Jackson,
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
University of Mississippi Medical Center