Osteochondritis dissecans of the talus in children.

  title={Osteochondritis dissecans of the talus in children.},
  author={Merv Letts and Darin Davidson and Aboubaker Ahmer},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  volume={23 5},
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the talus is rare in children. The lesion is encountered on either the medial or lateral surface of the talar dome. The etiology is unknown, although trauma has been implicated, particularly in lateral lesions. Since 1983, 24 children have been treated for OCD of the talus at a major Canadian pediatric referral center. Two children had bilateral involvement, for a total of 26 lesions. There were 10 boys and 14 girls. The average age at initial presentation was… CONTINUE READING

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