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NEW! Practical step-by-step approach demonstrates the authors’ preferred injections methods and shows underlying anatomic correlations.
NEW and UPDATED! Restructured and substantially revised to emphasize treatment options, making it a practical, concise, and accessible reference and text.
NEW! All-new chapters on drugs and new biological therapies, including stem cells, IRAP, and PRP and thoroughly updated coverage of HA and corticosteroids.
NEW! Covers advanced imaging, giving you the latest information available.
NEW! Expert advice from Dr. McIlwraith, three new co-editors, and new contributors - all distinguished specialists in the field of joint disease in the horse.
Lameness and surgical clinicians describe how to approach the various, specific disease conditions.
Equine specific radiologists provide their opinions on the best imaging techniques for defining the disease and making interpretations.
Table of Contents:
Section I: General Principles of Joint Pathobiology
1. General Anatomy and Physiology of Joints
3. Traumatic Arthritis and Post-traumatic Osteoarthritis
4. Pathologic Manifestations of Joint Disease
5. Osteochondritis Dissecans
6. Subchondral Cystic Lesions
7. Infective (septic) Arthritis
8. Effect of Loading/Exercise on Articular Tissues
Section II: General Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment
9. Principles of Diagnosis
10. Synovial fluid and serum biomarkers
Section III: Principles of Therapy of Traumatic Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
11. Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
12. Intraarticular Corticosteroids
14. Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (Adequan®)
15. Potential Use of Pentosan Polysulfate for the Treatment of Equine Joint Disease
16. Biological Therapies
17. Stem Cells
19. Use of oral joint supplements in equine joint disease
Section IV: Specifics of Anatomy, Clinical Diagnosis, Imaging Diagnosis and Treatment by Region
20. Distal limb
23. Elbow and Shoulder
Section V: New Frontiers
27. Arthritis Research, Some Present and Future Direction in Joint Disease
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