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What are the safest home remedies for osteochondritis dissecans?

What are the safest home remedies for osteochondritis dissecans?

Possibly Rest: For children who have osteochondritis dissecans (ocd), one of the first lines of treatment is rest and avoidance of sports. Some doctors even treat this with casting or bracing. However, there is growing evidence that the best treatment is surgical with drilling of the lesion to get it to heal or even fixation with pins or screws to prevent the piece from breaking free. ...Read more

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With osteochondritis dissecans what are my treatment options?

With osteochondritis dissecans what are my treatment options?

Osteochondritis: Resting your joint. Avoid activities that put impact stress on your joint, such as jumping and running. You may need to use crutches for a time, especially if pain causes you to limp. Physical therapy. Most often, this therapy includes stretching and range-of-motion exercises, and strengthening exercises for the muscles that support the involved joint. Ultimately, surgery, if these don't work. ...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?

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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How fast can I make my osteochondritis dissecans go away?

How fast can I make my osteochondritis dissecans go away?

OCD: Osteochondritis dissecans (ocd) should be managed by an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist. Conservative management for OCD involves 6 to 12 weeks of immobilization in a nonweightbearing cast. The prognosis for resolution of pain and movement-related symptoms for OCD of the talus is fair to good. Arthritis and decreased range of motion may occur in up to 75% of patients, depending on stage. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: osteochondritis dissecans?

What is the definition or description of: osteochondritis dissecans?

AVASCULAR BONE: Ocd results from an area of bone in a joint 2 loose it's blood supply it is held in place by a fibrous union that moves microscopically and is painfull. It can breakloose and float around with the articular cartilage attached and health as it gets its nutriants from the joint fluid. It can cause wear, loacking and swelling of a joint and if large and in an important wt bearing part of a knee=surg. ...Read more

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