Osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum in adolescents.

  title={Osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum in adolescents.},
  author={Christiaan J. A. van Bergen and Kimberly I M van den Ende and Bart ten Brinke and Denise E Eygendaal},
  journal={World journal of orthopedics},
  volume={7 2},
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a disorder of articular cartilage and subchondral bone. In the elbow, an OCD is localized most commonly at the humeral capitellum. Teenagers engaged in sports that involve repetitive stress on the elbow are at risk. A high index of suspicion is warranted to prevent delay in the diagnosis. Plain radiographs may disclose the lesion but computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are more accurate in the detection of OCD. To determine the best treatment… CONTINUE READING

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