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What is Subchondroplasty?

Subchondroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to repair painful bone marrow lesions (BML)—an inflammation of the subchondral bones—by filling them with a bone substitute substance which is absorbed and replaced by new bone during the healing process.

Dr. Martin is a medical specialist who has a full understanding of knee, hip, and shoulder conditions including bone marrow lesions.

Martin Orthopedic and Wellness Subchondroplasty

Our Approach to Healing

Dr. Martin believes in a comprehensive approach to managing orthopedic care. It’s important to know the symptoms, form a proper diagnosis, formulate treatment options and provide ongoing care to help our patients reach optimal health.

You may experience pain in or around your bone, with some individuals experiencing no symptoms.

  • Painful joints
  • Swollen joints
  • Warm joints

A bone marrow lesion will usually resolve itself with rest and physical therapy, but there can be more serious cases.

  • Physical examination
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound

If left untreated, bone marrow lesions can leave patients with severe pain that limits functionality and daily activities.

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery (Subchondroplasty)

Preventing and managing bone marrow edema begins with good bone health.

  • Use proper posture when you stand, sit, or walk
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Add high- and low-impact exercises to routine

Get in Touch

Whether you are experiencing pain or simply want to improve your physical and mental fitness, Martin Orthopedic and Wellness provides the resources to do so in a healing and friendly environment. We have locations in Greenbelt and Temple Hills, Maryland. Get in touch with us today!

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