Osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum: current concepts.

  title={Osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum: current concepts.},
  author={David E. Ruchelsman and Michael P. Hall and Thomas Youm},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={18 9},
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the capitellum is an uncommon disorder seen primarily in the adolescent overhead athlete. Unlike Panner disease, a self-limiting condition of the immature capitellum, OCD is multifactorial and likely results from microtrauma in the setting of cartilage mismatch and vascular susceptibility. The natural history of OCD is poorly understood, and degenerative joint disease may develop over time. Multiple modalities aid in diagnosis, including radiography, MRI, and… CONTINUE READING
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