Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: Treatment of Juvenile and Adult Forms

@article{Cahill1995OsteochondritisDO,
  title={Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: Treatment of Juvenile and Adult Forms},
  author={B. Cahill},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  year={1995},
  volume={3},
  pages={237–247}
}
  • B. Cahill
  • Published 1995
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • &NA; Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) and juvenile osteochondritis dissecans (JOCD) are distinct entities that require different management. Although both conditions result from stress fractures of the subchondral bone, JOCD has a much better prognosis; treated conservatively, 50% of cases will heal, probably providing a normal knee during adult life. In contrast, OCD often is followed by the early onset of degenerative arthritis. The treatment of JOCD and OCD, whether nonoperative or operative… CONTINUE READING
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