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Doctor insights on: Is Osteochondritis Dissecans Curable

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Is osteochondritis dissecans curable?

Is osteochondritis dissecans curable?

No: This is something that you work on and take care of, but it doesn't get cured- it only gets controlled. How well controlled depends on how committed you are at treatment - usually physical therapy and exercises. ...Read more

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What happens during osteochondritis dissecans?

What happens during osteochondritis dissecans?

Joint fragment: Osteochondritis dissecans (OD)joint condition in which piece of cartilage, along with a thin layer of the bone beneath it, comes loose from end of bone.OD occurs most often in young men, particularly after an injury.OD is mostly in knee but can occur in ankle and elbow. Fragment close to where detached, may have few or no symptoms, fracture may heal by itself.Surgical repair if loose fragment. ...Read more

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What is osteochondritis dissecans talus?

What is osteochondritis dissecans talus?

Fragment separation: Osteochondritis dissecans causes ankle pain and stiffness. OD affects all age groups and usually follows a twisting injury to ankle,ankle sprain. OD is segment of bone and cartilage with small fracture or separation of fragment, sometime into joint. Some believe may lose blood supply.Conservative with immobilization versus surgical therapy with detachment. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for osteochondritis dissecans?

What's the best cure for osteochondritis dissecans?

Osteochondritis: The treatment depends on the size of the defect and whether the fragment is still attached. An MRI can be helpful. The defect can be drilled, fixed in place or grafted. The options can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do people with osteochondritis dissecans have a lot of pain?

Do people with osteochondritis dissecans have a lot of pain?

It can be painful: Osteochondritis dissecans (ocd) occurs when there is a problem with the bone and cartilage becoming separated from the normal bone. It usually starts in children, but can persist into adulthood. If it is non displaced, there can be an achy feeling, but if it starts to detach or completely detaches, there can be symptoms of pain, clicking, locking, and swelling of the joint. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery after operation for osteochondritis dissecans?

How long is the recovery after operation for osteochondritis dissecans?

Varies: Recovery will depend on several factors. Which joint is involved? Did a fragment need to be reattached, removed, or grafted? ...Read more

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I had surgery for osteochondritis dissecans. What if I don't use my crutches?

I had surgery for osteochondritis dissecans. What if I don't use my crutches?

Risk of failure: If your surgeon recommended crutches, it is to unloaded the area of bone involved. By putting weight through the joint, you are risking a bad result and may have a poor outcome. ...Read more