Drilling from the intercondylar area for treatment of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee joint.

@article{Kawasaki2003DrillingFT,
  title={Drilling from the intercondylar area for treatment of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee joint.},
  author={Kenzo Kawasaki and Yuji Uchio and Nobuo Adachi and Junji Iwasa and Mitsuo Ochi},
  journal={The Knee},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={257-63}
}
We demonstrate a new method in which a drilling is made from the intercondylar space, and its efficacy in treating osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the knee in skeletally immature patients with relatively stable lesions with an intact articular surface, in cases where there was failure of initial non-operative management. The lesions of 16 knees of 12 patients with OCD of the femoral condyles failed to heal by conservative treatment for more than 3 months (average 5-6 months) and thereafter… CONTINUE READING

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