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Juvenile osteochondritis dissecans of the knee

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


Knee pain in volleyball player.

Patient Data

Age: 10 years
Gender: Female

Right knee

Ovoid fragment of bone is separated from surface of medial femoral condyle but does not yet lie freely within the joint.

Case Discussion

Osteochondritis dissecans is caracterized by separation of an osteochondral fragment from the articular surface. An osteochondral fragment may be present in situ, incompletely detached, or completely detached. Occurs only on convex surfaces of the bone such as the medial condyle of the femur, capitellum, proximal surface of the talus, head of the first metatarsal. Trauma is the primary insult, and ischemia a secondary injury.

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Case information

rID: 86142
Published: 21st Jan 2021
Last edited: 23rd Jan 2021
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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