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os·te·o·chon·dri·tis dis·se·cans(os'tē-ō-kon-drī'tis dis'sĕ-kanz)
osteochondritis dissecansAn 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.
König,Franz, German surgeon, 1832-1910.
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