Clinical Management of Bone and Joint Pain

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Gary McCleane, Howard S. Smith
Taylor & Francis, Oct 29, 2007 - Medical - 418 pages
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Provide your patients with effective treatment for their pain

Clinical Management of Bone and Joint Pain is a comprehensive, practical guide to specific pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of bone and joint pain. This comprehensive resource provides non-pain management specialists with information that enables them to provide their patients with logical, effective treatment options. It’s an invaluable professional tool for rheumatologists, orthopedic physicians and surgeons, sports injury physicians, and general practitioners.

Remarkable advances have been made in recent years in the management of a wide range of bone and joint diseases. Clinical Management of Bone and Joint Pain offers medical professionals working on the frontline of clinical medicine and surgery with practical options for the treatment of pain. The book includes individual accounts of specific pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments; an inclusive range of treatments for specific conditions; suggested doses for treatment outlines; insights into the mechanisms of pain arising from bones and joints; and an outline of pain treatment options. Each chapter includes a summary of the treatment described and suggestions for its practical use.

Topics examined in Clinical Management of Bone and Joint Pain include:
  • basic pain mechanisms
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • the pain-relieving effects of capsaicin
  • the topical applications of glyceryl trinitrate (GTN)
  • the use of topical analgesics
  • intraarticular injections in the treatment of joint pain
  • using peripheral nerves block in pain management
  • using opioids in pain management
  • acetaminophen
  • glucosamine
  • glucocorticoids
  • hyaluronic acid in the treatment of joint pain
  • anti-rheumatic drugs
  • physical therapy
  • acupuncture
  • botulinum toxins
  • radiopharmaceuticals as a treatment option for advanced cancer pain
  • muscle relaxant drugs
  • and much more

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