What is subchondral sclerosis?

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What is subchondral sclerosis?

What is subchondral sclerosis?

Bone subchondral sclerosis as the first sign of hip osteoarthritis (coxarthrosis) When the cartilage begins to lack the load it is concentrated in a few points. The sub-chondral bone then experiences a concentrated load. The reaction of the bone to a concentrated load causes a change in its density.

What does subchondral mean?

Under the cartilage. We are talking about the layer of tissue located just below the cartilage. The subchondral cancellous bone is the first to receive and distribute all the loads deriving from the joint.

What does spongy mean?

spongiosa In anatomy, a discontinuous tissue layer, with a trabecular structure, between the two surfaces of compact bone tissue of the flat bones.

What does limiting sclerosis mean?

Bone sclerosis is a process that causes thickening of the bone, often irreversible. In most cases, this sign is found in inflammation (ossifying or reactive osteitis) and as a consequence of osteoarthritis. Sometimes, bone sclerosis occurs with no apparent cause.

What does somatic limiting sclerosis mean?

It is a thickening process of the bone that can affect the joint heads of different bones of the body including the vertebrae. Sclerosis is, in the case of the vertebrae, a consequence of the spondylotic state that affects them.

How to cure knee spongy edema?

The usual therapies for the treatment of cancellous edema are based on rehabilitation through physiotherapy, on rest and on the application of local ice. The latter is very important in order not to burden the joint involved and to prevent the situation from continuing over time.

How to heal from bone edema?

Therapy. As a rule, the treatment of bone edema consists of: rest, applying ice to the painful anatomical area and injections of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation (thus accelerating the healing process).

What does it mean joint limiting sclerosis?

It is a thickening process of the bone that can affect the joint heads of different bones of the body including the vertebrae. Sclerosis is, in the case of the vertebrae, a consequence of the spondylotic state that affects them.
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