A comprehensive reference for collaborative osteoporosis prevention and care
Traditionally considered an orthopedic disease, osteoporosis is now associated with estrogen loss during menopause; while treatment may be surgical, prevention has become a collaboration of gynecologists, endocrinologists, and rheumatologists. The Textbook of Osteoporosis provides a comprehensive reference on the disease and its epidemiology, causes, treatments, and prevention strategies. As our understanding grows, it becomes more critical them ever for physicians outside the orthopedic specialty to stay up to date with the latest knowledge.
Maintenance of bone mass; the endocrinology and biochemistry of osteoporosis; assessment of bone mass; determinants of skeletal mass and strength; causes of osteoporosis; consequences of osteoporosis; assessment of osteoporosis; prevention of osteoporosis from menarche to menopause; treatment of generalized osteoporosis with inhibitors of bone resorption; other agents for generalized osteoporosis; treatment of secondary and focal osteoporosis.