Osteoarthritis Aetiology and Epidemiology.
Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis.
Examination of Joints.
Assessment of Osteoarthritis.
Assessment of Hand Osteoarthritis.
Management Options - Education and Behavioural and Environmental.
Physical Therapy and Mechanical Interventions.
Surgical Options and Procedures.
Long Term Management and Referral.
Economic and Research Considerations.
GALS Screening Examination.
WOMAC and Lequesne scales.
* the authors advocate a patient-centred approach to management, the cornerstone of which is patient education, behaviour change and lifestyle adaptations
* the book sets out a practical approach pain management
* provides an overview of the condition, its causes and natural history