Knee Osteoarthritis: Diagnoses, Management and Health Effects


Scott Medina (Editor)

Series: Orthopedic Research and Therapy
BISAC: SCI013000

Osteoarthritis, the most common joint disease, causes appreciable disability in a high percentage of older adults. Commonly attributed to progressive disruption of the articular cartilage and underlying bone structures constituting the joint, the condition can be extremely debilitating due to its widespread aversive consequences. Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is the most frequent localization of the arthrosis disease and the most common arthropathy of the knee, affecting over 37% of the population aged over 60 years and representing the main cause of pain and disability. In this book, Chapter One describes the most common less well documented psychological complications that can prevail in knee osteoarthritis, their implications, and possible solutions for reducing the extent and severity of this disabling condition. Chapter Two reviews biological pathways in knee osteoarthritis. Chapter Three discusses ozone therapy for management of OA. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Knee Osteoarthritis and its Psychological Complications: Consequences, and Intervention
Ray Marks (Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Program in Health Education, Columbia University, Teachers College, and School of Health and Professional Studies, Department of Health, Physical Education and Gerontological Studies and Services, City University of New York, York College, New York, USA)

Chapter 2. Adipokines: Biological Pathways in Knee Osteoarthritis?
Elena Valentina Ionescu, Sãndica Albinã and Mãdãlina Gabriela Iliescu (Balneal and Rehabilitation Sanatorium Techirghiol, Romania, and others)

Chapter 3. Ozone Therapy in Knee Osteoarthritis
Gabriele Tabaracci and Viviana Covi (San Rocco Poliambulatori, Montichiari (BS), Italy)

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