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When Do You Need Subchondroplasty?

Bone marrow edema affects countless people every year. However, many people do not know the damage that bone edemas can cause or how they can be affect a patient’s life. An edema can damage the bone marrow and can cause long-lasting complications for anyone suffering from the condition.

With so little common knowledge on bone marrow edema, many do not understand how they can properly treat and recover from the condition. While there are many different treatments for the edema, the most serious and chronic conditions require a skilled surgeon, who can perform subchondroplasty helping many patients with edema possibly reduce their pain and limitations.

The Effects of Bone Marrow Edemas

Most often, bone marrow edemas result from injuries, such as broken bones or fractures, bruised bones, ligament injuries, or inflammation within a bone. Edema may also result from osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, ischemia, and more. In an edema, blood cells are sent to an injury, which causes a buildup of fluids. But this common process is disrupted, harming both the marrow and the surrounding soft tissue.

Because a bone marrow edema both disrupts daily life and compromises overall health, it is vital that anyone suffering from the condition find the proper treatment that results in recovery.

How a Subchondroplasty Can Help You

When a person is suffering from a chronic bone edema, bed rest and medications will not typically put a complete end to the condition. During the procedure, an orthopedic surgeon will make small incisions in the affected joint in order to view the location of joint damage through a tiny imaging device. When the specifics of the damage have been identified, a surgeon will inject as biomimetic bone substitute material. This material is composed of calcium phosphate and helps to replace any bone loss from the edema. Altogether, subchondroplasty will take less than one hour and the recovery period is frequently far shorter than that of a joint replacement. Through the help of a skilled orthopedic surgeon, you can determine if subchondroplasty is right for your unique condition. Subchondroplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that helps marrow to heal in ways that it could not on its own

Finding Help from a Skilled Orthopedic Surgeon in Beverly Hills

If you or a loved one is experiencing bone marrow edema that is causing pain and limiting your personal and professional life, you deserve skilled medical care that gets you back to a fulfilling everyday life. Dr. Steven W. Meier and the team at Meier Orthopedic Sports Medicine have helped countless patients return to healthy and happy everyday lives. To learn more about what treatments might be right for you, and to schedule an appointment with a skilled orthopedic surgeon, call (310) 777-7845 or contact an orthopedic surgeon online.




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