Osteochondritis dissecans

Translated title of the contribution: Osteochondritis dissecans

Per Gorm Jørgensen, Per Hölmich

Abstract

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) has been known for more than 100 years. Several reasons have been suggested as the major cause for developing OCD: trauma/microtrauma, ischaemic or genetic reasons. OCD is primarily located in the knee. In adolescent patients with knee symptoms, X-ray of the affected knee and often a subsequent MRI scan is indicated. Depending on the findings, an arthroscopy can be performed. Conservative treatment can be quiet regime or bracing. Operative treatment can be transchondral/retrograde drilling for the in situ lesion or fixation of the unstable lesion.

Translated title of the contributionOsteochondritis dissecans
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume179
Issue number48
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2017

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