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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

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Osteochondritis Dessicans (Definition)

A joint condition in which bone underneath the cartilage of a joint dies due to lack of blood flow. ...Read more


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My left knee I have 2 bakers cysts , osteochondritis dissecans, ortho speciaists, did cortisone shots, physical therapy, still chronic pain what to do?

My left knee I have 2 bakers cysts , osteochondritis dissecans, ortho speciaists, did cortisone shots, physical therapy, still chronic pain what to do?

Unresponsive surgery: It has been unresponsive so surgery is probably needed. Depending on location and size there are several options. Big pieces can sometimes be fixed back. Chronic pieces often need removal. If a piece is removed, there are several void filling options. These range in success and vary in technique and surgeon skill. Options include: drilling defect, paste graft, OATS, Denovo stem cell fill, and more ...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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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

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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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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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I have had osteochondritis dissecans since I was 7 and i've had the bone removed but I am still in pain. Why?

I have had osteochondritis dissecans since I was 7 and i've had the bone removed but I am still in pain. Why?

Defect: If the fragment was removed, there is a defect in the remaining bone. The joint is no longer congruent and can develop arthritis. ...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 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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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 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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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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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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Please tell me what's worse an ACL tear or osteochondritis dissecans?

Please tell me what's worse an ACL tear or osteochondritis dissecans?

OCD.: Probably the osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), because it is a disease of the joint surface. Even optimally treated, OCD patients run the risk of developing arhtritis in the future. ...Read more