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 65 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Osteochondritis dissecans: editorial comment.
 

Author(s): Eric W Edmonds, Kevin G Shea

Journal: Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.. 2013 Apr;471(4):1105-6.

 

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2013

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Can fresh osteochondral allografts restore function in juveniles with osteochondritis dissecans of the knee?
 

Author(s): Roger Lyon, Carl Nissen, Xue Cheng Liu, Brian Curtin

Journal: Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.. 2013 Apr;471(4):1166-73.

 

Failure of initial treatment for juvenile osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) may require further surgical intervention, including microfracture, autograft chondrocyte implantation, osteochondral autografting, and fresh osteochondral allografting. Although allografts and autografts will ...

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2013

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Osteochondral autograft transplantation for juvenile osteochondritis dissecans of the knee: a series of twelve cases.
 

Author(s): Ken Sasaki, Tomoyuki Matsumoto, Takehiko Matsushita, Seiji Kubo, Kazunari Ishida, Katsumasa Tei, Toshihiro Akisue, Masahiro Kurosaka, Ryosuke Kuroda

Journal: Int Orthop. 2012 Nov;36(11):2243-8.

 

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of osteochondral autograft transplantation (OAT) for juvenile osteochondritis dissecans (JOCD) lesions of the knee, especially time to return to sports.

Last Updated: 24 Oct 2012

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The terms "Osteochondritis dissecans" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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The clinical utility and diagnostic performance of MRI for identification and classification of knee osteochondritis dissecans.
 

Author(s): Carmen E Quatman, Catherine C Quatman-Yates, Laura C Schmitt, Mark V Paterno

Journal: J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jun;94(11):1036-44.

 

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a common clinical tool used to diagnose and monitor the progression and/or healing of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee. The purpose of this study was to systematically review the literature relative to the following questions: (1) Is MRI a ...

Last Updated: 28 May 2012

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A review of knowledge in osteochondritis dissecans: 123 years of minimal evolution from K├Ânig to the ROCK study group.
 

Author(s): Eric W Edmonds, John Polousky

Journal: Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.. 2013 Apr;471(4):1118-26.

 

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) was first described to provide an explanation for the nontraumatic development of loose bodies within a joint. Despite many reports on the subject, there remains no clear understanding of the etiology, natural history, or treatment.

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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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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Repair of Articular Osteochondral Defect
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Osteochondritis Dissecans

 

Last Updated: 19 Aug 2011

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