Alessandro Rozim Zorzi

State University of Campinas

Prof. Alessandro Zorzi is a doctor with a specialization in orthopedic surgery. He received an MSc and Ph.D. in Surgical Sciences from Campinas State University (UNICAMP), Brazil. He obtained additional specialization in clinical research at Harvard Medical School and in research ethics at UNESCO. Currently, he is a researcher and undergraduate Professor of Medicine and Professor of Graduate Studies in Medical Sciences at São Leopoldo Mandic, Brazil, the clinical director of MedMandic Clinic, and coordinator of the Center for Rare Diseases, São Leopoldo Mandic. He is also a physician in the Department of Orthopedics and Rheumatology, UNICAMP, and a member of the Medical Assistance Group for Knee Surgery, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein. He is the editor-in-chief of UNICAMP’s science blog \"Fêmur Distal.” In 2022, Dr. Zorzi and his team received the Eric Wroclawski Award for the best scientific paper published in Einstein, the official scientific publication of the Instituto Israelita de Ensino e Pesquisa Albert Einstein, Brazil.

Alessandro Rozim Zorzi

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Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and cause of joint pain in adults. It affects more than 500 million people worldwide. Patients develop osteoarthritis when the structure of the protective cartilage that covers the bones begins to deteriorate. Recent research shows that multiple drugs in development are promising to treat osteoarthritis. Yet, most physicians agree that we still do not have enough effective treatments for this condition. What works for one person might not work for someone else. Consequently, osteoarthritis research is very important because understanding what causes osteoarthritis or why it progresses remains controversial. In fact, although articular cartilage is the primary target of the disease, both subchondral bone and synovium are often actively involved. This book describes the details of both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for osteoarthritis.

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