osteochondritis dissecans

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inflammation of bone and cartilage.
osteochondritis defor´mans juveni´lis osteochondritis of the capitular head of the epiphysis of the femur.
osteochondritis defor´mans juveni´lis dor´si osteochondrosis of vertebrae.
osteochondritis dis´secans osteochondritis resulting in the splitting of pieces of cartilage into the joint, particularly the knee joint or shoulder joint. The fragment of cartilage is called a joint mouse.

os·te·o·chon·dri·tis dis·se·cans

complete or incomplete separation of a portion of joint cartilage and underlying bone, usually involving the knee, associated with epiphyseal aseptic necrosis.

osteochondritis dissecans

Etymology: Gk, osteon, bone, chondros, cartilage; L, dissecare, to cut apart
a joint disorder in which a piece of cartilage and neighboring bone tissue become detached from an articular surface.

os·te·o·chon·dri·tis dis·se·cans

(os'tē-ō-kon-drī'tis dis'sĕ-kanz)
Complete or incomplete separation of a portion of joint cartilage and underlying bone, usually involving the knee, associated with epiphysial aseptic necrosis.

osteochondritis dissecans

An inflammatory disorder of joints in which small fragments of cartilage or bone are released into the interior of the joint, causing swelling, pain and limitation of movement. In some cases loose bodies may have to be removed.


Franz, German surgeon, 1832-1910.
König disease - complete or incomplete separation of joint cartilage and underlying bone, usually involving the knee. Synonym(s): osteochondritis dissecans

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Lateral compression injuries in the pediatric elbow: Parnner's disease and osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum.
Osteochondritis dissecans is a focal area of subchondral bone necrosis usually affecting juveniles or adolescents.
She was investigated regularly and on radiological examination we found an evidence of classical type of osteochondritis dissecans in the medial femoral condyle (fig.
My right knee was diagnosed with osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) and I had meniscus surgery on the same knee a year and a half ago.
Osteochondritis dissecans of the glenoid cavity: A case report.
Damage to articular cartilage may be related to acute trauma, overuse, ligament instability, leg mal-alignment (bowed or knocked knees), menisectomy (removal of shock absorber cartilage) or osteochondritis dissecans (Schindler 2007).
An OCD lesion "OCD" in sports medicine stands for osteochondritis dissecans (not obsessive compulsive disorder).
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