Now in its fourth edition, Osteoporosis is a classic reference on this disease, comprising a tremendous wealth of knowledge in a single source not found elsewhere. Written by renowned experts in the field, this two-volume work is a must-have for academic and medical libraries, physicians, researchers, and any company involved in osteoporosis research and development. This newest edition covers everything from basic anatomy and physiology to diagnosis, management and treatment in which direct care costs for osteoporotic fractures in the United States reach up to $18 billion each year. Worldwide, 200 million women ages 60 to 80 suffer from osteoporosis and have a lifetime risk of fracture between 30% and 40%, continuing to make osteoporosis a critical challenge in medicine.
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 2116
Weight: 6500 g
Dimensions: 276 x 216 mm
Edition: 4th edition
Praise for Previous Editions:
"...interesting, comprehensive and up-to-date: each chapter has something new and important to say..."
-JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY
"...Osteoporosis is quite comprehensive; indeed, topics that typically receive brief treatment elsewhere (osteoporosis in minority groups and in men) receive entire chapters here..."
-THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE