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Multimodal Management of Canine Osteoarthritis, Second Edition


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Preface. Disclaimer. Abbreviations. Pain and Lameness. Pain. Diagnosis of osteoarthritis. Anamnesis. Examination. The orthopedic examination. Diagnostic imaging. Arthroscopy. Arthrocentesis. Quick tips. Osteoarthritis: the disease. Definition. Joint structures. Inflammation in OA. The `pain pathway'. Morphological changes with OA. Multimodal Management for Canine Osteoarthritis. Quality of evidence. Background. Medicinal management. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Prostaglandin E2 recptor antagonists. Disease modifying osteoarthritic agents. Nutraceuticals. 51 Adjuncts. Acupuncture. Radiosynoviorthesis. Drug classes for multimodal use. Nonmedicinal management. Diet. Surgical intervention. Summary. Physical Rehabilitation in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis. Introduction. Environmental modification. Pain pathophysiology related to physical rehabilitation. Cryotherapy. Thermotherapy. Therapeutic exercises. Other techniques. Multimodal case studies. REGENERATIVE MEDICINE FOR MULTIMODAL MANAGEMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS. Platlet rich plasma. Stem cell therapy. Adepose derived stem cell therapy. Bone marrow derived stem cell therapy. Recommendations following stem cell therapy. Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist protein. Other intra-articular therapies. Corticosteroids. References. Index.


"A beautifully presented compact, concise and very well illustrated guide. I would recommend this book for small animal practitioners, researchers and students of the RCVS CertAVP."
-Dr Paul R Manning, Veterinary Practice

"[This book] should have nearly universal appeal to practicing small animal veterinarians."
-Dylan Clements, Veterinary Record

"This is a very good guide to the recognition and conservative management of canine osteoarthritis. It provides small animal practitioners, students, and veterinary professionals up-to-date and clinically pertinent information. (3 stars)"
-Guillaume Ragetly, DVM, PhD, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Doody's Review Service

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