Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee
Osteochondritis dissecans of the knee is a condition that develops in joints, most often in children and adolescents. It occurs when a portion of the bone begins to separate from its surrounding region due to lack of blood supply. Thus creating a dead area of bone and cartilage and the area begins to crack or loosen.
This condition can cause a wide variety of symptoms including, pain, joint popping or locking, joint weakness, decrease in range of motion, swelling and tenderness.
Treatment options include rest, immobilization of the joint with a cast or brace, use of crutches, anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy. In more severe cases surgery may be required.
If you are experiencing knee pain, weakness of the knee, swelling of the knee, or stiffness of the knee, give us a call 972-250-5700 or make an appointment now.