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How is Freiberg's disease treated?
Last Updated: 11th January, 2020
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Similarly, you may ask, does Freiberg's disease go away?
The progression of Freiberg disease is variable with regard to time course and severity. Whereas some stage I, stage II, and stage III lesions may resolve spontaneously, patients who do not respond to conservative measures and patients with stage IV and stage V lesions may require surgery.
Additionally, what causes Freiberg's infraction? The exact cause of Freiberg's infraction is unknown—multiple etiologic factors have been reported in the literature, including trauma and osteonecrosis. Conservative treatment for Freiberg's infraction involves unloading of the affected metatarsal head to alleviate the mechanical irritation of the joint.
Moreover, is Freiberg's disease arthritis?
Freiberg's disease – a condition characterized by enlargement of the head of a bone in the foot. Bone pain and loss of blood supply can cause arthritis symptoms, especially in the hips, shoulders, and spine. Hemarthrosis – a condition resulting from bleeding in the joints, most often due to injury or hemophilia.
How common is Freiberg's disease?
Avascular necrosis of the metatarsal head is known as Freiberg's infraction and most commonly occurs in the second metatarsal. It is more prevalent in women and the condition most often manifests in the adolescent years between the ages of 11 and 17.