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Metabolic Therapies in Orthopedics, Second Edition

Advances in medical technologies and methodologies for treatment have been changing the practice of orthopaedics. Ingrid Kohlstadt ’93 has been at the forefront of the movement called regenerative orthopaedics, which employs metabolic therapies to aid in the healing of muscle, cartilage, joint and bone afflictions—or even prevent them.

In 2006, Kohlstadt edited Scientific Evidence for Musculoskeletal, Bariatric, and Sports Nutrition, a 644-page compendium of chapters by a multidisciplinary group of physicians about the evidence-based integration of nutrition into the medical treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. She followed that up with Food and Nutrients in Disease Management (2009) and Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients (2012).

Kohlstadt, who holds an associate faculty position in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, now has joined with co-editor Kenneth Cintron, an orthopaedist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in enlisting 35 specialists to produce a 740-page successor to her 2006 book, which bears a new title: Metabolic Therapies in Orthopedics.

Providing a synthesis of the latest developments in the regenerative orthopaedics field, the 26 chapters, divided into three sections, deal with cross-cutting technologies, clinical approaches to preventing and treating metabolic dysfunction, and metabolic therapies for specific orthopaedic conditions, such as muscle injuries, heel and back pain, fractures, osteoarthritis and autoimmune arthritis, among other significant conditions.

All medicine, Kohlstadt and Cintron write, is personalized. They say their new book, “written by clinicians, for clinicians,” gives physicians “a solid hook on which to confidently hang their stethoscope, figuratively speaking.”

Metabolic Therapies in Orthopedics
Metabolic Therapies in Orthopedics, Second Edition
Ingrid Kohlstadt, M.D., M.P.H, Kenneth Cintron, M.D., M.B.A.
CRC Press (2018)