Special Issue "Orthopaedics: Medicine and Mechanisms"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: periprosthetic joint infection; osteolysis; osteoarthritis; osteoporosis; osteocyte; bone remodelling
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The last 20 years has seen an explosion in knowledge of how the musculoskeletal system functions to self-repair and how these organ-, tissue-, cellular-, and molecular-level mechanisms are corrupted to contribute to various bone pathologies. This has occurred side by side with improvements in the surgical and medical management of many orthopaedic and trauma related conditions, including end-stage osteoarthritis, osteoporosis leading to fragility fracture, rheumatoid arthritis, and skeletal malignancies. While orthopaedic intervention is often thought of as the ‘last resort’, the causative pathology often develops over a long period of time, sometimes over the patient’s lifetime. This suggests that a greater understanding of the underlying pathology could lead to earlier or alternative interventions. Other pathologies, including periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) and periprosthetic loosening or fracture, while secondary to a primary surgical intervention, nevertheless relate to the patient’s current state of health and medical history. In this Special Issue entitled “Orthopaedics: Medicine and Mechanisms”, we will delve deeper into the underlying mechano-medico-biologic causes of orthopaedic pathologies and how these are being addressed by more than improvements in surgical practices.
Prof. Dr. Gerald Atkins
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- Biologic mechanism
- Bone pathology