Osteochondritis concerns the bone located just below the cartilage in general at the level of the femur. A fragment of bone breaks up, the ssure sometimes reaches the cartilage just above it, and at the extreme this osteo-cartilaginous block detaches itself and is released in the joint, posing then the double problem of the presence of a foreign body and an articular lesion. While surgery can, in many cases, treat it, postoperative pain, long rehabilitation and the chance of not returning to sports participation, are reasons to consider Platelet Rich Plasma as an alternative.
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By Donna Alderman, DO When a person becomes a physician, he or she learns the Hippocratic Oath which sets down the rules for practicing medicine. The first and foremost rule of this doctrine is “to help, or at least, do no harm.” Musculoskeletal pain issues, such as low back pain, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, elbow more »