Functional and radiographic outcome of stable juvenile osteochondritis dissecans of the knee treated with retroarticular drilling without bone grafting.

@article{Adachi2009FunctionalAR,
  title={Functional and radiographic outcome of stable juvenile osteochondritis dissecans of the knee treated with retroarticular drilling without bone grafting.},
  author={Nobuo Adachi and Masataka Deie and Atsuo Nakamae and Masakazu Ishikawa and Mitsuru Motoyama and Mitsuo Ochi},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          145-52
        }
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the functional and radiographic outcome of retroarticular drilling for patients with juvenile osteochondritis dissecans after 6 months of unsuccessful nonoperative treatment. METHODS A total of 20 osteochondritis dissecans lesions in 12 skeletally immature patients were treated with retroarticular drilling without bone grafting. There were 10 boys and 2 girls with a mean age of 12.0 years (range, 9 to 15 years). The functional outcomes were… CONTINUE READING
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