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OCD Lesions – Lessons from 3 Surgeons…

OCD Lesions – Lessons from 3 Surgeons…

OCD Lesions are unique injuries to both cartilage and bone and not only occur in adults, but also often occur in the bodies of today’s youth. It’s time to find out more from a series of answers, details and lightbulb-conjuring lessons from 3 orthopedic surgeons inside this episode of The 6 to 8 Weeks Podcast.


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00:00 Knee pain and swelling, potentially from injury or degeneration. It can manifest as weakness and restricted motion, possibly due to a loose piece in the joint.

06:10 Ankle injuries can occur traumatically or atraumatically, with ankle sprains often affecting the outside or inside part of the talus bone. Treatment options for knee and elbow injuries are generally effective, but data for ankle osteochondral defects (OCDs) remains limited, and the appropriate treatment approach is still unclear.

08:44 Smaller knee lesions located in atypical areas have a better chance of healing, as they are not subjected to as much stress. However, lesions in common high-stress areas, such as the medial part of the knee, may struggle to heal. Non-operative treatments like bracing may be challenging for active children, leading some families to opt for early surgical intervention, particularly for older children, to avoid a long drawn-out treatment process.

11:02 Kids’ cartilage repair relies on piece condition and age, with early intervention yielding higher success rates. However, invasive techniques may not be worth the risk.

13:54 Allograft is recommended for larger, younger lesions. Seek medical advice if symptoms worsen, even in younger individuals. Various treatment options are available. Expert guidance is crucial due to the complexity and conflicting information online.


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