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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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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 is osteochondritis dissecans?

What is osteochondritis dissecans?

Cartilage condition: Osteochondritis dissecans is a condition where the blood supply to the subchondral bone, or bone just below the cartilage in your knee or ankle, is compromised. This leads to necrosis or death of the bone. This can lead to a softening of the cartilage, or even the detachment of a fragment of cartilage and bone. An ortho surgeon can treat with activity modifications or sometimes surgery to help. ...Read more

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What isosteochondritis dissecans ?

What isosteochondritis dissecans ?

Joint damage: Often from trauma, common in the knee where compression damages bone in the tibial plateau. Paiful presentation as bone resorbs due to loss of blood supply leaving cartilage in the area unsupported. Usually requires surgery to repair and relieve pain. ...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 triggers osteochondritis?

What triggers osteochondritis?

Decreased blood flow: The cause of osteochondritis dissecans may be a reduction in blood flow to the end part of a bone. The reduced blood supply can be from repeated small traumas (many episodes of slight injury) that damages the end of the bone. Some people may be more prone to getting osteochondritis, so there can be a genetic increased likelihood of getting it; combined with certain types of exercise or activities. ...Read more

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Which is worse: an ACL tear or osteochondritis dissecans?

Which is worse: an ACL tear or osteochondritis dissecans?

Both bad: Two totally different significant problems. Neither is good. OCD can be small and not symptomatic. ACL tear is always a problem for your joint acutely sndvin the long run. ...Read more

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Is patellar dislocation curable?

Is patellar dislocation curable?

It's curable: If you really have a history of patella dislocation, it is something that may be successfully treated with physical therapy, but it may require a surgical procedure to help realign the patella. It is important to have an orthopedic exam and possibly an mri to differentiate a subluxation problem from a dislocation. ...Read more

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Dislocated knee with fractured kneecap treatment?

Dislocated knee with fractured kneecap treatment?

This depends on ...: What kind of dislocation? I would guess your knee cap slid out of position and when it came back a piece of the knee cap fractured. In this case the knee cap fracture dictates the treatment course. If the fracture is out of position you may need surgery. If it is not, bracing followed by pt can be helpful. Ultimately if knee cap is unstable you may need surgery to repair ligaments. ...Read more

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What does exostosis proximal tibia metaphysis?

What does exostosis proximal  tibia metaphysis?

Bone growth: Usually at the insertion of a tendon. If the cartlige cap is abnormal it is of concern. ...Read more

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Can osteocare heal bone fracture?

Can osteocare heal bone fracture?

I googled it: And found a supplement. Supplements are great for those who have deficiency in that area, but they dont add anything for most healthy individuals. Excess calcium ends up your .. Toilet. Not to say that there arent those who need calcium and vitamin supplements but the mechainsm of bone healing isnt influenced by unless there is a knowm metabolic issue or dietary deficiency. ...Read more

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Is osgood schlatters heriditary?

Is osgood schlatters heriditary?

No: Current literature and orthopedic studies do not establish a hereditary component to osgood-schlatter's. At the same time, there have been very little recent studies on the topic. ...Read more

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Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Depends: Depends where the pain is. Patellar tendonitis pain is higher up near the knee cap, and shin splints are lower down on the inner aspect of the tibia bone. ...Read more

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Osteochondritis dissecans and charcot marie tooth syndrome, what to do?

Osteochondritis dissecans and charcot marie tooth syndrome, what to do?

Charcot marie: Charcot marie syndrome is a genetic disease that affects nerves and is passed down through families. It has many factors and presents many defects to numerous to list here. There is no cure but symptoms can be managed. See your MD to start. ...Read more

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Any jumper's knee (patellar tendinitis) treatmenet?

Any jumper's knee (patellar tendinitis) treatmenet?

Inflammed tendon: Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee"/ typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical therapy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections... For more info http://drmarkgalland.Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/ rarely requires surgery. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid arthritis bone spurs?

Rheumatoid arthritis  bone spurs?

Sometimes: Bone spurs are more commonly associated with osteoarthritis but can be seen in ra, especially those joints that have secondary osteoarthritic involvement. ...Read more

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What is osgood schlatter versus plica syndrome?

What is osgood schlatter versus plica syndrome?

Separate problems.: Plica syndrome results in pain along the front/inside of your knee. Osgood-Schlatter's is an overuse of the patellar tendon insertion, in skeletally immature youngsters. ...Read more

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