What is Osteochondritis Dessicans
MRI Scans (Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scans) allow Mr Lavender to see how big the area of dead bone is and if the white gristle (Articular Cartilage) on the end of the bone has been damaged.
Pain is the usual problem.
Loose Body symptoms of feeling something move within the knee or the knee getting stuck (Locked) occur if the dead bone breaks off.
If the OCD is painful ,this indicates that it is moving. In these cases, it is best to repair the damage with an operation (Pinning of Osteochondritis Dessicans).
If the OCD has broken off and is floating free, an operated to repair it is essential. If it cannot be fixed, then the Loose Body within your knee needs to be removed. This hole that this operation will leave should be assessed (Arthroscopy of the Knee) and potentially filled, depending upon its size.
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