From a reassessment of osteoporosis to contributing factors, clinical applications of antiosteoporotic agents, and rehabilitation, this book examines various aspects of the disease and its treatment. Edited and written from an orthopedic perspective, it approaches osteoporosis as both a metabolic disease and a locomotive syndrome. As orthopedic surgeons in Japan are responsible for pharmacotherapy, surgery, and pain control, the authors pursue a comprehensive approach, focusing especially on the effect on muscles and on fracture operation rather than expanding the scope to bone density. Osteoporosis in Orthopedics provides extensive content and insights for clinicians, researchers, medical students, and post-docs specializing in osteoporosis. It also offers a valuable resource for orthopedic and spine surgeons who need extensive knowledge of osteoporosis and bone metabolism in the context of patient care.
Part I Basic Research and Assessments.- Chapter 1 Skeletal Adaptation to Mechanical Strain: A Key Role in Osteoporosis.- Chapter 2 Osteoclast - Mediated Pain in Osteoporosis.- Chapter 3 Collagen Crosslinks as a Determinant of Bone Quality.- Chapter 4 Assessment of Femoral Geometric Strength in Osteoporosis Using Hip Structure Analysis.- Chapter 5 Vertebral Strength Changes as Assessed by Finite Element Analysis.- Part II Factors Affecting Osteoporosis.- Chapter 6 The Geometry of Lower Extremity and Atypical Femoral Fractures.- Chapter 7 Spondylosis and Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures.- Chapter 8 Sarcopenia and Osteoporosis.- Part III Clinical Applications of Antiosteoporotic Agents.- Chapter 9 Effects of Vitamin D on Bone and Skeletal Muscle.- Chapter 10 Applications of Teriparatide for Fracture Repair and Osteosynthetic Surgery in Osteoporosis.- Part IV Exercise and Osteoporosis.- Chapter 11 Exercise and Fall Prevention.- Chapter 12 Back Extensor Strengthening Exercise and Osteoporosis.