Orthopaedic pathology, 2d ed.9780781796705
Orthopaedic pathology, 2d ed.
Vigorita, Vincent J.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Addressing the needs of orthopedic, pathology, and radiology residents in training and the practice needs of specialists in these disciplines, this book covers basic science of bone and cartilage tissue with an eye toward practical diagnostic application. Although the book is intended as a diagnostic aid, relevant clinical material and current therapeutic suggestions have been included. Coverage includes skeletal and extraskeletal calcification and ossification ossification /os·si·fi·ca·tion/ (os?i-fi-ka´shun) formation of or conversion into bone or a bony substance.
ectopic ossification syndromes, metabolic bone disease metabolic bone disease Any defect in bone absorption or deposition that alters the PTH/calcium-phosphate/vitamin D axis, often with ↑ bone fragility Etiology Fibrous dysplasia, Langerhans' cell histiocytosis/histiocytosis X, acromegaly, corticosteroid therapy, , osteomyelitis and septic arthritis, and various types of bone, cartilage, and vascular tumors, cysts, and lesions. Other subjects covered include osteonecrosis osteonecrosis /os·teo·ne·cro·sis/ (os?te-o-ne-kro´sis) necrosis of a bone.
Necrosis of bone. , synovium, implant pathology, and soft tissue pathology Soft tissue pathology is the subspecialty of surgical pathology which deals with the diagnosis and characterization of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the soft tissues, such as muscle, adipose tissue, tendons, fascia, and connective tissues. . The art program includes color and b&w micro- and radiographic images, clinical photos, dissection photos, and illustrations. A glossary is included. Appendices offer concise explanations of diagnostic equipment and procedures used in the field, classification scales, and background on bone and tissue grafts and tissue banking. Vigorita is professor of pathology and orthopedic surgery at SUNY Downstate Medical Center The State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, better known as SUNY Downstate Medical Center, is an academic medical center and is the only one of its kind in the Borough of Brooklyn in New York City. .
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