An authoritative investigation of the sources andtreatment of osteoarthritic joint pain
Millions of people throughout the world suffer from osteoarthritis (OA)—a medical condition causing its sufferers excruciating pain that is often disabling. This is the first book to offer clinicians an in-depth understanding of the biological sources of osteoarthritic pain and how they can be treated. Here, a team of leading international authorities has contributed state-of-the-art information on:
- The Neuroscience of Articular Pain—spinal and peripheral mechanisms of joint pain; experimental models for the study of osteoarthritic pain; inflammatory mediators and nociception in arthritis; phantoms in rheumatology; and more
- Osteoarthritis and Pain—joint mechanisms and neuromuscular aspects of OA; bone pain and pressure in OA joints; structural correlates of OA pain; and more
- Treatment of Osteoarthritic Pain—general approaches to treatment; treatments targeting pain receptors; treatments targeting biomechanical abnormalities; and treatments targeting inflammation
Whether you're a medical professional, researcher, student, or a generalist or specialist focusing on pain or arthritis, this is your one-stop reference for understanding and treating joint pain in osteoarthritis.
Table of Contents
PART I: THE NEUROSCIENCE OF ARTICULAR PAIN.
1. Schaible: Spinal mechanisms of joint pain.
2. Grubb: Peripheral mechanisms of joint pain.
3. Henry: Experimental Models for the study of osteoarthritic pain.
4. Kidd et al: Inflammatory mediators and nociception in arthritis.
5. McCabe et al: Phantoms in rheumatology.
6. Mantyh and Hunt: Neuronal mechanisms of bone cancer pain.
7. Shenker, Blake et al: Neuronal mechanisms of symmetry in clinical disease.
PART II: OSTEOARTHRITIS AND PAIN.
8. Herzog et al: Joint mechanics in OA.
9. Brandt: Neuromuscular aspects of OA.
10. Simkin: Bone pain and pressure in OA joints.
11. Conaghan: Structural correlates of OA pain: lessons from MRI imaging.
12. Ordeberg: Is there evidence of Allodynia in OA?
13. Creamer: The clinical presentation of pain in OA.
PART III: TREATMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIC PAIN.
14. Felson: General Approaches to Treatment of OA Pain: modulating inflammation;
inhibting pain receptors, modifying biomechanics.
15. Neogi: Treatments targeting pain receptors in OA.
16. Bennell: Treatments targeting biomechanical abnormalities in OA: braces, splints and surgeries.
17. Felson: Treatments targeting inflammation in OA pain.