About this atlas
- Hundreds of high quality images in step with the latest developments in medicine
- World-renowned authors from a variety of medical disciplines
- Hand-drawn illustrations
- In-depth explanations for each image
The Atlas of Osteoporosis, now in full color, is the largest and highest-quality collection of images relating to all areas of osteoporosis. The new third edition includes photographs, slides of pathology and histology specimens, radiographic images, flow charts, schematics, anatomical illustrations, tables, and charts. Designed to be useful to a broad readership interested in the disorder, the Atlas includes well-established basics of osteoporosis (skeletal biology, nutrition, exercise, and growth) and new developments in the field. Sections that have been significantly expanded include genetics, bone densitometry, and the laboratory evaluation of bone disorders. The striking, four-color format combined with the breadth of information it contains make this book an invaluable resource for researchers, physicians, and all professionals involved in the study and treatment of osteoporosis.
Table of contents
The Nature of Osteoporosis - Osteoclasts, Osteoblasts, Osteocytes: The Cellular Organization of Bone - Bone Acquisition and Peak Bone Mass - Genetics of Osteoporosis - Biomechanics of Bone - Bone Quality - Epidemiology of Osteoporosis and Associated Fractures - Factors That Influence Adult Bone Mass - Glucocorticoids and Bone - Transplantation and Bone - Estrogen-Dependent Bone Loss and Osteoporosis - Osteoporosis in Men - Renal Bone Disease - Immobilization Osteoporosis - Radiology of Osteoporotic Fracture - Laboratory Assessment of Skeletal Status - Bone Densitometry in Osteoporosis Care - Role of Nonpharmacologic Approach to Fracture and Osteoporosis - Bisphosphonate Therapy for Osteoporosis - Bone Anabolic Agents - New Therapeutic Agents