Osteochondral fracture

Last revised by Dr Ayla Al Kabbani on 09 Dec 2021

Osteochondral fractures are articular surface injuries involving the articular cartilage and the subchondral bone plate

Radiographic features

Osteochondral fractures appear as a combination of 1,2:

  • fracture line extending to the joint surface
  • depression of the subchondral bone plate
  • articular surface disruption and/or fragmentation​

See also

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Cases and figures

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