Grade I Osteochondritis Dissecans in a Young Professional Athlete

  title={Grade I Osteochondritis Dissecans in a Young Professional Athlete},
  author={Vinod Kumar and Nishit Bhatnagar and Jeetendra Singh Lodhi},
  journal={Indian Journal of Orthopaedics},
  pages={344 - 352}
Background: Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a disorder primarily affecting subchondral bone, with secondary effects on the overlying articular cartilage. Knee joint (75%) and radiocapitellar joint (6%) are the most common sites for OCD lesions. The presence of an open growth plate differentiates juvenile osteochondritis dissecans from adult form of osteochondritis. Early diagnosis and treatment produce best long term results. The objective of this study is to determine the best mode of… 
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