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Doctor insights on: Osteochondritis

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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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What are the common symptoms of osteochondritis?

What are the common symptoms of osteochondritis?

Some symptoms: Pain might be aggravated by physical activity.Joint popping or locking.Joint weakening. Decreased range of motion. Swelling and tenderness. ...Read more

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Who do I see if I have osteochondritis of the rib?

Who do I see if I have osteochondritis of the rib?

A prolotherapist: Doctor who does prolotherapy can do some injetions to make the problem heal completely and stop the pain. ...Read more

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I have osteochondritis dessicans. Can you tell me about it?

I have osteochondritis dessicans. Can you tell me about it?

joint bone defect: Small area of bone necrosis(death) or area that did not properly develop. It happens in a joint. Most commonly in the knee, hip, elbow and ankle. Can happen incidentally or a result of trauma. Can break free and cause significant problems in that joint. Requires attention from orthopedic surgeon. ...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 to do about osteochondritis dissecans?

What to do about osteochondritis dissecans?

Consult orthopod: consult orthopedic surgeon who reviews radiographs of ankle to determine conservative therapy with immobilization or surgery usually if separated fragment to reattach fragment to distal femur. ...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 can cause pain after an osteochondritis dissecans?

A loose piece. : Ocd is a defect in the smooth gliding surface that covers the ends of the joint. If the loose piece breaks off it can present as pain swelling stiffness and generalized inflammation. ...Read more

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I have osteochondritis (chest region). What should I do?

I have osteochondritis (chest region). What should I do?

Anti-inflammatory: Try an anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen or naproxen; your primary doctor could also prescribe one. If you cannot take these due other conditions or sensitivities, you can try Acetaminophen or your doctor can prescribe something else. Heat or cold may help too. ...Read more