To initially diagnose osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), your doctor will conduct a physical exam to assess for tenderness, stability of the ligaments and tendons and range of motion. Sometimes, it is necessary to aspirate the joint fluid for diagnostic purposes. X-rays can reveal signs of arthritis, loose bodies, chip fractures and other bone abnormalities. Your doctor may also seek more sophisticated imaging studies, such as MRIs, CT scans or bone scans.
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- How is osteochondritis dissecans diagnosed?
What is ankle spatting?
Spatting is when the cleat is taped on the outside to reinforce and help support the ankle. There are two opposing thoughts in regards to spatting. The first is that spatting is a helpful way to decrease ankle sprains. The extra supports can help prevent the common ankle sprain. The second thought process is that while spatting might reduce common ankle sprain, it can also increase the likelihood of suffering from another, more serious injury. If the ankle does not roll upon impact, then the force is driven up into the lower leg and a possible break or fracture is possible in the lower leg. (This answer provided for NATA by the Eastern University Athletic Training Education Program)Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Are there any risks if clubfoot isn’t treated?
If the clubfoot is not corrected, it can recur.
- This can lead to the need for more surgery or casting.
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- This can also cause lifelong foot pain and result in a foot deformity.