Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Osteochondrolysis Treatment

Treatment for osteochondritis dissecans depends on the age of the patient and the severity of symptoms. Treatment usually includes rest, physical therapy, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Some patients may benefit from arthroscopy.

Treatment options for osteochondritis dissecans include:

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Osteochondrolysis References
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