Cartilage and Osteoarthritis: Cellular and Molecular Tools: v.1

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Osteoarthritis is characterized by a slowly progressive degeneration of articular cartilage, particularly in the weight-bearing joints. It is a major growing health concern, but there is a surprising absence of effective medical treatments beyond pain control and surgery. These books are devoted to research protocols on cartilage and osteoarthritis combining both classical and emerging methods that will add to the researchers compendium of knowledge regarding cartilage metabolism in health and disease. Protocols in volume two focus on the study of cartilage at the tissue level of turnover, structure, functioning of normal and diseased articular cartilage through to both invasive and noninvasive means.