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International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2016, Volume 2 Issue 4

Arthroplasty in early osteoarthrosis? - Evaluate transient osteoporosis

Author(s): Dr. Ravikumar AS, Dr. Veeranna HD and Dr. Jaipalsinh R Mahida
Abstract: Background and Objectives: Osteoarthrosis is degenerative joint disease common in the hands, feet and the large weight bearing joints-knees, hips, ankles or spine. It is slowly progressive disease with the symptoms developing gradually during the years. Basic pathology process in osteoarthrosis is degeneration of the cartilage in a joint. It is typically caused when the cartilage covering the ends of the bones begins to wear away, loses its structure, and releases enzymes which deconstruct it. This article reports a case of transient osteoporosis involving both tibial and femoral condyle in 40 patients, reviews the existing literature and discusses disease pathology.
Methodology: This is a study of 40 patients with a 2-8 weeks history of knee pain and on the verge of planning an Arthroplasty were further investigated and differentiated as Transient osteoporosis.
Results: All patients were managed with observation, protected weight bearing, and pain-control. Non--weight bearing status often is required during the initial 1 to 2 weeks of treatment to assist conservative management. Only few required arthroplasty at later time.
Conclusion: Early differentiation of transient osteoporosis from early Osteoarthritis of knee will avoid unnecessary surgical intervention and ensure appropriate treatment.
Pages: 307-310  |  978 Views  13 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Ravikumar AS, Dr. Veeranna HD, Dr. Jaipalsinh R Mahida. Arthroplasty in early osteoarthrosis? - Evaluate transient osteoporosis. Int J Orthop Sci 2016;2(4):307-310. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2016.v2.i4e.49
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences