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Surgical Repair and Reconstruction in Rheumatoid Disease

  • Alexander Benjamin
  • Basil Helal
  • Stephen A. Copeland
  • Jo C. W. Edwards

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Alexander Benjamin, Basil Helal, Stephen A. Copeland, Jo C. W. Edwards
    Pages 1-8
  3. Alexander Benjamin, Basil Helal, Stephen A. Copeland, Jo C. W. Edwards
    Pages 9-18
  4. Alexander Benjamin, Basil Helal, Stephen A. Copeland, Jo C. W. Edwards
    Pages 19-23
  5. Alexander Benjamin, Basil Helal, Stephen A. Copeland, Jo C. W. Edwards
    Pages 25-38
  6. Alexander Benjamin, Basil Helal, Stephen A. Copeland, Jo C. W. Edwards
    Pages 39-52
  7. Alexander Benjamin, Basil Helal, Stephen A. Copeland, Jo C. W. Edwards
    Pages 53-61
  8. Alexander Benjamin, Basil Helal, Stephen A. Copeland, Jo C. W. Edwards
    Pages 63-74
  9. Alexander Benjamin, Basil Helal, Stephen A. Copeland, Jo C. W. Edwards
    Pages 75-95
  10. Alexander Benjamin, Basil Helal, Stephen A. Copeland, Jo C. W. Edwards
    Pages 97-103
  11. Alexander Benjamin, Basil Helal, Stephen A. Copeland, Jo C. W. Edwards
    Pages 105-115
  12. Alexander Benjamin, Basil Helal, Stephen A. Copeland, Jo C. W. Edwards
    Pages 117-129
  13. Alexander Benjamin, Basil Helal, Stephen A. Copeland, Jo C. W. Edwards
    Pages 131-137
  14. Alexander Benjamin, Basil Helal, Stephen A. Copeland, Jo C. W. Edwards
    Pages 139-149
  15. Alexander Benjamin, Basil Helal, Stephen A. Copeland, Jo C. W. Edwards
    Pages 151-170
  16. Alexander Benjamin, Basil Helal, Stephen A. Copeland, Jo C. W. Edwards
    Pages 171-181
  17. Alexander Benjamin, Basil Helal, Stephen A. Copeland, Jo C. W. Edwards
    Pages 183-200
  18. Alexander Benjamin, Basil Helal, Stephen A. Copeland, Jo C. W. Edwards
    Pages 201-221
  19. Alexander Benjamin, Basil Helal, Stephen A. Copeland, Jo C. W. Edwards
    Pages 223-231
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 233-251

About this book

Introduction

Over a decade has passed since the publication of the First Edition; we have yet to understand the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and there is still no cure. A wide range of developments in techniques, materials, imaging and understanding of biological processes justify this rewrite. Above all, the experience of many colleagues worldwide with commitments to a particular anatomical or technical area has led to a more balanced and refined approach to the problems of rheumatoid surgery. It has also highlighted areas where we need radically new solutions. The two additional authors, apart from their relative youth, bring expertise in their respective fields: Steve Copeland, on the shoulder and Jo Edwards on the mechanisms of tissue damage and the rationale of medical measures. We are conscious of the importance of communication between orthopaedic colleagues worldwide and the need to use a language shared with rheumatologists and histopathologists. We consider it is for the surgeon to know more of this disease than the narrow confines of surgical technique. We are doctors with a special interest in rheumatoid arthritis and we aim to maintain the broader view rather than be confined by the limitations of over specialisation. Although joint replacement is at present a major weapon for the relief of suffering we appreciate that it is an unphysiological procedure and there are other directions for progress.

Keywords

Arthritis Arthropathie arthroplasty foot joint knee management osteotomy pathology physiotherapy rheumatoid arthritis spine surgery synovectomy total joint replacement

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander Benjamin
    • 1
  • Basil Helal
    • 2
  • Stephen A. Copeland
    • 3
  • Jo C. W. Edwards
    • 4
  1. 1.Fosse HouseBerkhamstead, HertsUK
  2. 2.Broxbourne, HertsUK
  3. 3.Royal Berkshire HospitalReading, BerksUK
  4. 4.University College and Middlesex School of MedicineLondonUK

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