Osteonecrosis Of The Knee
How Can Our Orthopedist in Brooklyn Help You?
At Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation, our goal is to help our patients overcome the issues they are dealing with that create pain. If you’ve been diagnosed with osteonecrosis of the knee, our orthopedist in Brooklyn will be there for you by providing quality orthopedic treatment. Our team is well versed in this condition, and we will provide the treatment that is needed to help you manage your symptoms. To learn more about osteonecrosis, and how it can be dealt with, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Stanislav Avshalumov.
What Is Osteonecrosis?
Also referred to as avascular necrosis, osteonecrosis is a condition where bone tissue begins to die due to a lack of blood flow. This death of the tissue can lead to the formation of tiny breaks in the bone, and eventually, its total collapse. Even though osteonecrosis can affect anyone, our orthopedist in Brooklyn warns that it is most commonly found in those between the ages of 30 and 50.
Osteonecrosis takes place when blood flow to your bones has been interrupted. There are many different instances that can lead to this development. Below are a few examples of what can cause the onset of osteonecrosis:
- Joint or bone trauma that damages nearby blood vessels.
- Fatty deposits in the blood vessels that begin to block normal blood flow.
- Medical conditions such as sickle cell anemia and Gaucher’s disease.
Additional Risk Factors
While some risk factors may be out of your control, others can be avoided by making lifestyle changes. Our orthopedist in Brooklyn highly recommends you consider these adjustments, as it could mean the difference between bone damage and remaining pain-free. Risk factors that increase the likelihood of developing osteonecrosis include:
- Experiencing physical trauma.
- Steroid use.
- Excessive alcohol consumption.
- Certain medical treatments.
Seeking out treatment for this condition right away can mitigate the chances of long term effects taking place. Our orthopedist in Brooklyn is well versed in this area and can provide you with the treatment that you need for your recovery. Depending on the severity of the condition, any of the below may be utilized:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Osteoporosis medication.
- Blood thinners.
- Range of motion exercises.
- Electronic stimulation.
- In extreme cases, surgery.
Contact Our Orthopedist in Brooklyn
When your knee begins to act up, don’t wait to seek out treatment. Our team at Advanced Orthopedics & Joint Preservation is well versed in ailments of the joints and will work towards diagnosing and treating you as efficiently as possible. Should osteonecrosis be the cause of your problems, our orthopedist in Brooklyn will be able to help. For more information regarding this condition, or to schedule an appointment for treatment, contact us today.