Osteochondritis dissecans

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Osteochondritis dissecans

In osteochondritis dissecans, a loose piece of bone and cartilage separates from the end of the bone because of a loss of blood supply. The loose piece may stay in place or fall into the joint space, making the joint unstable. This causes pain and feelings that the joint "sticks" or is "giving way." Osteochondritis dissecans usually affects the knees and elbows.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Osteochondritis dissecans" returned 82 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee in Children and Adolescents: Our Experience with Transchondral Drilling.
 

Author(s): Hasour Hassan Shaikh, Jan Vícha, Tomáš Proček, Jaroslav Pavlata, Tomáš Kučera

Journal: Acta Medica (Hradec Kralove). 2015 ;58(3):98-103.

 

Osteochondritis dissecans(OCD) of the knee is identified with increasing frequency in the adolescent patient. Left untreated, OCD can cause significant impairment and restriction in physical activity and development of osteoarthritis at an early age. The diagnosis of lesions of OCD ...

Last Updated: 21 Dec 2015

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Osteochondritis Dissecans Involving the Trochlear Groove Treated With Retrograde Drilling: A Case Report.
 

Author(s): Yoshio Kaji, Osamu Nakamura, Konosuke Yamaguchi, Tetsuji Yamamoto

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Sep;94(36):e1470.

 

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) occurs frequently in the humeral capitellum of the upper extremity, whereas OCD involving the trochlear groove (trochlear groove OCD) is rarely reported. A standard treatment for trochlear groove OCD has therefore not been determined, although several ...

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2015

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Fluoroquinolone use in a child associated with development of osteochondritis dissecans.
 

Author(s): John C Jacobs, Kevin G Shea, Julia Thom Oxford, James L Carey

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Several aetiological theories have been proposed for the development of osteochondritis dissecans. Cartilage toxicity after fluoroquinolone use has been well documented in vitro. We present a case report of a 10-year-old child who underwent a prolonged 18-month course of ciprofloxacin ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2014

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The terms "Osteochondritis dissecans" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum in adolescents: report of a case and review of the literature].
 

Author(s): Moncef Erraji, Abdessamad Kharraji, Najib Abbassi, Abdeljawad Najib, Hicham Yacoubi

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Last Updated: 6 Nov 2014

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Emerging genetic basis of osteochondritis dissecans.
 

Author(s): J Tyler Bates, John C Jacobs, Kevin G Shea, Julia Thom Oxford

Journal: Clin Sports Med. 2014 Apr;33(2):199-220.

 

Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) provide an unbiased approach in the identification of genes that increase the risk for osteochondritis dissecans (OCD). Recent GWAS in humans, horses, and pigs are reviewed and genes identified. The identified genes tended to cluster with respect ...

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2014

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Osteochondritis dissecans knee histology studies have variable findings and theories of etiology.
 

Author(s): Kevin G Shea, John C Jacobs, James L Carey, Allen F Anderson, Julia T Oxford

Journal: Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.. 2013 Apr;471(4):1127-36.

 

Although many etiological theories have been proposed for osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), its etiology remains unclear. Histological analysis of the articular cartilage and subchondral bone tissues of OCD lesions can provide useful information about the cellular changes and progression ...

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2013

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Study of Two Surgical Drilling Techniques to Treat Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans

 

Last Updated: 29 Sep 2014

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Last Updated: 18 Mar 2016

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Safety and Efficacy Study of Cells Sheet-Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation to Treat Articular Cartilage Defects
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Osteochondritis; Osteochondritis Dissecans; Joint Diseases

 

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2012

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