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Old 09-30-2013, 09:04 AM   #1
Kathryn Brooks
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Osteocondritis Dissecans Pain(Non-surgical)

I'm a adolescent, female who was diagnosed with Osteocondritis Dissecans in my left knee in 2009 after a bad fall at soccer and my specialist recommended 6 months rest at the time. As an active kid playing basketball and doing athletics (Javelin) he believed that it would heal on its own over time. (Stopped playing soccer all together!) Over the years I have spent more time on the sidelines watching because of my knee then doing what I love and playing and training, please help!?

That was all fine and it 'healed' really well and was back playing sport but it has never really felt right.... Been back to see him multiple times over the past few years and he continues to erasure me that the area is reducing in size and that there is nothing he can do.

In January of 2013, I was doing a lot of basketball and Javelin and playing soccer with school (reluctantly!). My knee began to play up and I went back to see him, but again reassured my that everything was fine.after multiple physio sessions, it began to feel a little better and I continued to play sport.

Recently my Javelin coach has been doing strength work on my quads, hips and calves but my knee still doesn't feel right! Sometimes it feels like it wants to collapse and I have been unable to climb stairs propably in years.

Has anyone got any tips on what I can do?? I am getting really desperate as it is starting to effect my sport and am unable to do simple activities like a simple quad stretch because it hurts my knee too much. Plates help with any tips on what I can try!! Thanks
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:06 PM   #2
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Re: Osteocondritis Dissecans Pain(Non-surgical)

[quote=Kathryn Brooks;1197861]I'm a adolescent, female who was diagnosed with Osteocondritis Dissecans in my left knee in 2009 after a bad fall at soccer and my specialist recommended 6 months rest at the time. As an active kid playing basketball and doing athletics (Javelin) he believed that it would heal on its own over time. (Stopped playing soccer all together!) Over the years I have spent more time on the sidelines watching because of my knee then doing what I love and playing and training, please help!?

That was all fine and it 'healed' really well and was back playing sport but it has never really felt right.... Been back to see him multiple times over the past few years and he continues to erasure me that the area is reducing in size and that there is nothing he can do.

In January of 2013, I was doing a lot of basketball and Javelin and playing soccer with school (reluctantly!). My knee began to play up and I went back to see him, but again reassured my that everything was fine.after multiple physio sessions, it began to feel a little better and I continued to play sport.

Recently my Javelin coach has been doing strength work on my quads, hips and calves but my knee still doesn't feel right! Sometimes it feels like it wants to collapse and I have been unable to climb stairs propably in years.

Has anyone got any tips on what I can do?? I am getting really desperate as it is starting to effect my sport and am unable to do simple activities like a simple quad stretch because it hurts my knee too much. Plates help with any tips on what I can try!! Thanks[/
You could ask your doc if the original injury may have affected your acl or patellofemoral ligament which are both reasons your leg may feel like collapsing. Sometimes MRIs don't tell the whole story assuming you have had one. Let me know how it goes
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:16 AM   #3
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Re: Osteocondritis Dissecans Pain(Non-surgical)

Yeah thanks, I have had 3 MRI's over the years since I was diagnosed and multiple X-rays too. My doctor is said to be one of the top orthopedic surgeons in Australia so it takes months to get an appointment unless it is really urgent!

He did say that it was unlikely I would have any long term injury or pain, so I gift no idea what's going on, but I can ask my physiologist if she has any ideas.

Thanks!
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