Last Updated on Apr 16, 2013

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What doctor treats Osteochondritis Dissecans?

An orthopaedician is the doctor whom a patient is referred to for the diagnosis and management of the condition.

2. Is Osteochondritis Dissecans preventable?

Athletes should be aware of the risks of joint overuse. They may participate in strength training and stability training exercises. Proper mechanics and techniques of sports should be taught.

3. What is arthroscopic surgery?

It is the type of surgery in which a fibre-optic camera and surgical tools are inserted through small incision made in a joint.

4. Are there different stages for osteochondritis dissecans?

Osteochondritis dissecans is classified by the progression of the disease in stages. There are two main staging systems: the Anderson MRI staging and Cheng arthroscopic staging.

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