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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had osteochondritis dissecans since I was 7 and i've had the bone removed but I am still in pain. Why?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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