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What is Patella plica syndrome and osteochondritis dissecans?

What is Patella plica syndrome and osteochondritis dissecans?

Just Google it. ((  (+ info)

What happens if Osteochondritis Dissecans is left untreated for a long time?

By long time let's say around 10 years and more. Thanks in advance.

Possibly nothing depending how much bone has separated and what happened to it.
If only a small flake has separated and the flake lies close to its site of origin then it is not a problem and your body will react as if it has been removed.
If it starts moving around then it may cause bleeding or interfere with joint movement and you will get swelling, pain and possibly limitation of joint movement.
If the flake is large and either involves the site of tendon or ligament insertion or is inside the capsule and carries articular cartilage then you could cause longer term damage.  (+ info)

Osteochondritis Dissecans? How far can you walk if you have it?

My friend has Osteochondritis Dissecans and i need to know what is the recommened amount of walking without doing any damage. He has it in his ankle and hes wearing a boot for it.

i know that i had this problem in my knee. he should be fine to walk up to what he feels comfortable with. but any other presssure such as jumping or running should not happen.  (+ info)

what is the quickest cure for osteochondritis dissecans?

i have ocd (osteochondritis dissecans), and the healing process is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too slow. help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have you tried a Yahoo search for "osteochondritis dissecans" + "natural cures"?  (+ info)

Could my knee pain be caused by Osteochondritis Dissecans due to Raynauds syndrome ?

from familydoctor.org :

Anyone can get osteochondritis dissecans, but it happens more often in boys and young men 10 to 20 years old, while they are still growing. Osteochondritis dissecans is being diagnosed more often in girls as they become more active in sports. It affects athletes, especially gymnasts and baseball players. The adult form occurs in mature bone, and the juvenile form occurs in growing bone.

If you have a sore joint (especially your knee or elbow), see your doctor. You might have swelling, and you might not be able to extend your arm or leg fully. Your pain may or may not be related to an injury. You may have pain during activity and feel stiff after resting. These are all clues to your doctor that you may have osteochondritis dissecans. Your doctor will check you to be sure the joint is stable and check for extra fluid in the joint. Your doctor will consider the possible causes of joint pain, such as fractures, sprains and osteochondritis dissecans. If osteochondritis dissecans is suspected, your doctor will order x-rays to check all sides of the joint.

from wikipedia:
Raynaud's phenomenon (RAY-noz), in medicine, is a vasospastic disorder causing discoloration of the fingers, toes, and occasionally other extremities, named for French physician Maurice Raynaud (1834 - 1881). The cause of the phenomenon is unknown, but emotional stress and cold are classically triggers, and the discoloration follows a characteristic pattern in time: white, blue and red. It comprises both Raynaud's disease (primary Raynaud's), where the phenomenon is idiopathic, and Raynaud's syndrome (secondary Raynaud's), where it is secondary to something else.

according to Wikipedia, Raynaud's doesn't typically associate with osteochondritis dissecans.

The condition causes painful, pale, cold extremities. This can often be distressing to those who are not diagnosed, and sometimes it can be obstructive. If someone with Raynaud's is placed in too cold a climate, it could potentially become dangerous.

Unilateral Raynaud's, or that which is present only in the hands or feet, is almost certainly secondary, as primary Raynaud's is a systemic condition. However, a patient's feet may be affected without him or her realizing it.

i think you might be a slight hypochondriac, because these two disease are totally unrelated.  (+ info)

Does anyone had osteochondritis dissecans on the foot joint?

I have no idea where to go, or where to make a surgery of my right foot joint. I ask does anybody, ANYBODY had this diagnose but ON THE FOOT JOINT, because is very rare there (it's usually on the knee), and how did he/she solved?

It's actually on the ankle joint, but i hope you get it. thanks

No I haven't. I sympathize with you.
The only person who can make a diagnosis of your condition, is a doctor. And the only person who can recommend you for surgery is a registered doctor. Make an appointment to see a doctor and discuss it with them.  (+ info)

Osteochondritis And intense pain in the ankle?

i messed up my ankle a while back and have had MRI's X-Ray's the whole deal. The Docs told me i had Ostechondritis. I looked it up and the sites were fairly vague about what it is exactly. But my main question is i am in pain all day everyday i take Celebrex twice a day and Ultram constantly and i have a standing prescription for loratab for breakthrough pain. Because at night the pain is real intense. ESpecially because i am in the army and am very active through out the day. does any one know of any natural methods to reduce pain or have an suggestions on how to alleviate any of the pain?


Osteochondritis is a tough injury!!

It sounds like in your case it may be a repetitive injury, that has contributed to the old injury. The TALUS bone in the ankle articulates withe the TIB/FIB, and the extreme force of of body weight combined with force of the steps we take, or jumping and simultaneous twisting of the ankle can cause a slow progressive degeneration of the articulating surfaces of the bones.

This can also be combined with a slow stretching of the ligaments of the ankle. This further contributes to the problem in that the ankle joint gets lax, and weakens the joint support.

You need to strengthen the supporting muscle around the ankle and you lower leg. This will help take some of the stress off of the joint and bone to bone connecting ligaments.

Because ligaments, tendons, and cartilage(the buffer between bones rubbing together) have a very poor blood supply, this injury can be EXTREMELY difficult to heal, and may have long lasting impact on your activity.

Maybe try a supporting brace. Massage may help to increase blood flow to the area. A type of massage called 'Friction' can stimulate blood flow by producing an slight inflammatory response to the tendons and ligaments.
This helps increase blood flow and flushes toxins out of the area.

Unfortunately as we get older it gets tougher to heal these specific types of injuries!!

Hope this helps!  (+ info)

Natural pain relief for Osteochondritis Dessicans Lesions (OCD) of the Knee?

My husband has had OCD of the knee since he was 15. He is now 24 and has 6 surgery's to correct this problem, one which included a cadavers bone graph. He is in a lot of pain and it has caused other problems such as hip displacia and herniated disc in his lower back. Again he is 24! We want to find him something that is natural to help with the pain. We have set up some new appointments with a new doctor so hopefully we can start to improve his condition.

As a temporary measure, you can try a topical cream called Biofreeze. Biofreeze is used by every physical therapist, chiropractor, and athletic trainer that I know. Good luck with this new doctor, as hopefully he can find a pain medicine that is not addictive and maybe a natural remedy.  (+ info)

osteochondritis dissecans?

I have osteochondritis dissecans in my left knee and had surgery on it a couple years ago to have three loose bodies removed. It's alot better, but now my right knee is beginning to show the same symptoms that my left knee did before I had surgery on it. If you know anything about Osteochondritis dissecans do you know if it's common to have this condition in both knees? Or is it not common and most likly something else?

Yes it is common to have it in both knees. The elbows are suscepetible too, so watch out for those as well. As I'm sure you already know, surgery is the only rememdy for this.  (+ info)

Osteochondritis Dissecans?

My doctor called last night and told me i have Osteochondritis Dissecans can you tell me what they will do if i have to have surgery or don't have to have surgery and the after surgery.

I have to be honest here and state that if any Doctor phoned any Patient and told them they had Osteochondritis Dissecans, they would be struck off the medical register to practice. This is a serious disease and so a Doctor would refer you to a specialist a Consultant.  (+ info)

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