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By Irwin M. Siegel MD

All approximately Joints tells you every thing you should find out about your joints, how they paintings, how they are often injured, health problems to which they're providers, and the way to maintain them fit. The ebook is written for these eager to greater comprehend basic functioning of the musculoskeletal method and the wounds and illnesses to which it's topic. It covers functional issues equivalent to right workout and activities, the prevention and therapy of damage, arthritis and different illnesses that have an effect on our joints, and masses extra. Tables of tutorial fabrics, illustrations, and diverse diagrams aid readers comprehend the textual content. an inventory of books for steered additional studying and a convenient thesaurus are integrated. All approximately Joints will educate readers every thing they should comprehend that allows you to to appreciate their joints, how they paintings, and the way to maintain them in most sensible shape.

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New research shows that we not only lose muscle mass as we age but also a larger percentage of “fast-twitch” muscle fibers associated with reaction time and quickness. A senior citizen with fewer “fast-twitch” fibers has trouble avoiding falls. But proper exercise, particularly weight training, can maintain “fast-twitch” fibers and even bring them back. It is known that neuromuscular changes and decreased levels of body hormones are partly responsible for this deterioration. However, the major contributor is reduced exercise, particularly workouts using weights or exercising against resistance.

Q: Is rheumatic fever a form of arthritis? A: No. Rheumatic fever is an acute inflammatory complication of group A streptococcal infections. It is characterized mainly by arthritis, chorea (involuntary rapid, highly complex, jerky movements), or carditis (inflammation of the heart), appearing alone or in combination. Residual heart disease is a possible sequela of the carditis. Skin lesions may be found. Q: What is hemorrhagic joint disease? A: Hemorrhagic joint disease is found in hemophiliacs.

20 ARTHRITIS Several methods to stimulate the growth of new articular cartilage in the area of denuded bone, usually in the knees, are under current investigation. One of these involves abrasion or microfracture of the bony surfaces. This stimulates the production of cartilage during healing. Another is the reimplantation of chondrocytes (cartilage cells) that have been harvested from elsewhere in the body and expanded in culture. ” Cartilage can be taken from the patient (autograft) or from a bone bank (allograft).

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