Knee Osteonecrosis Treatment in Kansas City, MO
A common cause of knee pain in older women occurs when a small section of bone loses its blood supply and begins to die, this condition is referred to as osteonecrosis, which means “bone death”. The most often location affected by this condition is the knob portion of the thigh bone on the inside of the knee.
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Osteonecrosis of the Knee Symptoms
There are many symptoms associated with this condition including:
- Sudden pain on the inside of the knee, that may be triggered by and specific activity or minor injury
- Increased pain at night after activity
- Swelling over the front and inside of the knee
- The area is sensitive to the touch
- Limited motion due to pain
Osteonecrosis of the Knee Treatment
In the early stages of this condition, non-surgical treatment may be all that is needed. These options include:
- Medications, such as ibuprofen, to help reduce pain
- A brace can help relieve pressure
- A physical therapy conditioning program that uses exercises to increase the strength of the muscles in the thighs
- Activity modifications to help reduce knee pain
If more than half of the bone is affected, surgical treatment may be required, below are some surgical options available:
- Arthroscopic procedure to help clean the joint
- Drilling to help reduce pressure on the surface of the bone
- Replacement of one or both joint surfaces
Every patient is different in what they may need or want for a path of treatment. Here at Ortho Health KC, our doctors are here for you and will help you get on your path to pain relief.
Knee Osteonecrosis Doctors
If you have any of the symptoms mentioned above, please contact Orthopedic Health of Kansas City and make an appointment with one of our Kansas City knee and leg specialists. They will perform a complete examination, diagnosing and ultimately treating any problem. From simple physical therapy to complicated surgery, you’re in good hands with Orthopedic Health of Kansas City and we will do what it takes to get you active again.