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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'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?

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