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Osteonecrosis of the knee
Causes, Symptoms, Risk Factors, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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How is Osteonecrosis of the knee prevented?

The major ways an individual can prevent this condition from developing are:

  • Reducing body weight, that decreases pressure on the knee
  • Exercise is important to ensure sufficient blood circulation to all parts of the body
  • Activity modification
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption
  • Avoid tobacco consumption
  • Early diagnosis of knee and joint-related diseases

Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment for Osteonecrosis of the knee

How is Osteonecrosis of the knee diagnosed?

In order to diagnose if an individual is suffering from this condition, certain diagnostic tools are used such as:

  • X-Ray
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan are mostly preferred
  • Bone scan
  • Biopsy may sometimes be used 

At Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad we have a 24-hour working diagnosis center in our orthopedic department. We provide world-class facilities to all our patients and strive to ensure patient comfort that makes us one of the top hospitals near you

What is the treatment for Osteonecrosis of the knee?

Our expert doctors may recommend one or more of the following treatment procedures:

  • Medications: Medicines such as NSAIDs are used in osteonecrosis treatment for relieving pain.
  • Self-care strategies: Excessive consumption of alcohol and tobacco increases the accumulation of fatty substances in the blood vessels that decrease the supply of blood in the bones. Reducing the consumption of tobacco and alcohol can help reduce the accumulation of these fatty substances resulting in better blood flow.
  • Physical Therapy: Physical therapy helps strengthen the thigh muscles and maintain the range of motion. 
  • Surgery: In severe cases, surgical procedures like bone surgery and bone grafting may be performed to help the patient get rid of the pain. 

At Yashoda Hospitals Hyderabad, we are known for giving specialized treatment to all our patients according to their condition. We aim to ensure a detailed account of other factors such as age, previous medical history before planning treatment. Our services make us one of the best centers in India.

References: 
  • Osteonecrosis of the Knee. HSS. Available at: https://www.hss.edu/conditions_osteonecrosis-of-the-knee-overview.asp Accessed on June 8, 2020.
  • Osteonecrosis of the Knee. UCONN. Available at: https://health.uconn.edu/orthopedics-sports-medicine/conditions-and-treatments/where-does-it-hurt/knee/osteonecrosis-of-the-knee/ Accessed on June 8, 2020.
  • Osteonecrosis of the Knee. OrthoInfo. Available at: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/osteonecrosis-of-the-knee# Accessed on June 8 2020.
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“The content of this publication has been developed by a third party content provider who is clinicians and/or medical writers and/or experts. The information contained herein is for educational purpose only and we request you to please consult a Registered Medical Practitioner or Doctor before deciding the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.”

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