Surgical and Medical Treatment of Osteoporosis: Principles and Practice 1st Edition
by Peter V. Giannoudis (Editor), Thomas A. Einhorn (Editor)
Hardcover: 386 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches
Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease and is associated with pathological fractures that can lead to significant morbidity. It represents an economic burden to the health care system, directly linked to an ageing population. Guidelines on osteoporosis prevention have been published but these do not provide the required specialised knowledge for the treating physician. This book 'fills the gap' and focuses on the principles of surgical and medical treatment of osteoporosis. It aims to improve education and provide answers based on current evidence, helping doctors follow best practice, improve patient care and outcomes, and minimise the complications of medical and surgical management.