Hope for osteoarthritis patients - this book covers the entire range of therapies to ensure mobility and quality of life.How do I know if I have osteoarthritis of the knee?When should I consult a doctor?Do I have primary or secondary osteoarthiritis?What does a good diagnosis consist of?Which treatment options are particularly suitable for me?What are the best ways to treat pain?How do I prevent or alleviate the further development of osteoarthritis?Knee specialist Dr. Franz explains the different types of osteoarthritis, covers the range of therapies from natural to high-tech medicine, and takes a look at recommended types of diet, exercise, and sport - and at how individuals can take action to prevent and alleviate the disease. Dr. Franz many years of indepth experience have led him t the conclusion that a multimodal approach - the coordinated combination of various therapies tailored to each individual - works best.The book included information on all diagnostic procedure, dietary guidelines for osteoarthritis patients, special tips for doctors' office hours and physiotherapy, as well as specific exercices for the knee and a self-test for osteoarthritis of the knee.Wolfgang Franz, M.D. is an injury surgeon and sports medical practitioner, as well as the owner of the Lutrina Klinik in Kaiserslautern in Germany, where he developed the Kaiserslautern Knee Concept, and holds his knee clinic. He was team doctor for leading German soccer team 1. FC Kaiserslautern from 1989 to 2000.Robert Schäfer is an editor and medical journalist.