Osteochondritis Dissecans: Current Treatment Options

  title={Osteochondritis Dissecans: Current Treatment Options},
  author={Lyle J. Micheli and L. Pearce Mccarty},
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a pathologic process that results in destruction of subchondral bone with secondary damage to overyling articular cartilage. It has a typical clinical presentation involving pain and clicking in the affected joint, and demonstrates characteristic radiographic findings (Figures 12.1–C12.3). OCD likely represents a common endpoint for multiple possible pathologic pathways, including trauma, ischemia, and genetic predisposition. Although the literature most… CONTINUE READING