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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 581
Knee osteoarthritis: Clinical update

Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Date of Web Publication17-Jun-2019

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Iyer KM. Knee osteoarthritis: Clinical update. Indian J Orthop 2019;53:581

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Iyer KM. Knee osteoarthritis: Clinical update. Indian J Orthop [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 15];53:581. Available from:
Editor: Dr. (Prof.) Raju Vaishya

Published by: KONTENTWORX, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi 110087, India

2019, ISBN: 978-93-83988-18-1

This book has been edited by Dr. Raju Vaishya, Sr. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India. It has 21 eminent contributors with the foreword by Prof. A. A. Shetty, Hunterian Professor, Royal College of Surgeons of England, and Chair of Orthopaedics and Programme Director, MSc in Surgery, Director of Research, Institute of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom. This book is due to be released at the BIOS meeting in Leicester on 28/6/2019.

It is a comprehensive book containing scientific literature on various aspects of osteoarthritis (OA) of knee, along with citations of many illustrative and exciting cases. It deals with the complete spectrum of this disease, explaining the basics to managing its most advanced form. It covers 250 pages in 16 chapters. An inclusive and extensive reference list is available, at the end of every chapter. OA of the knee joint has an oriental flavor as compared to the OA of the hip, which has a Western dominance. Various factors, particularly cultural upbringing, do play a part in its contribution.

The very basics (definition, natural history, pathophysiology, and radiology) regarding knee OA are discussed in the first three chapters. The book extensively describes various modes of nonoperative treatment options of knee OA, including lifestyle changes and the role of physiotherapy, orthotics, and pharmacologic treatment in the early stages. Various conventional treatments such as intraarticular steroid injections, viscosupplements, intraarticular injections – platelet-rich plasma, and stem cells have also been discussed extensively. Surgical management of knee OA is also presented, in a detailed manner. It is also emphasized that the arthroscopic surgery has a limited and selective role for knee OA and knee arthroplasty should only be considered in advanced stages of the disease. Various recent developments in implant designs and surgical techniques of knee arthroplasty have been covered in an exclusive chapter. Although more surgical details of the procedures would have been better, but perhaps due to page limitations, it has been restricted to the principles of the procedures and their pros and cons.

This book is truly a few concise pages from the bible of the current medical and surgical state of knowledge regarding the clinical updates of OA of the knee joint. It should be useful to geriatric physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists, nurses, postgraduate students in orthopedics, and researchers.

Correspondence Address:
Krishna Mohan Iyer
Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bangalore, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/ortho.IJOrtho_318_19

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