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Osteochondritis Dissecans

Osteochondritis Dissecans: Introduction

Osteochondritis Dissecans: Osteochondritis dissecans results from a loss of the blood supply to an area of bone underneath a joint surface and usually involves the knee. The affected bone ... more about Osteochondritis Dissecans.

Osteochondritis Dissecans: A rare condition caused by an interruption of the blood supply to section of bone in a joint which can result in a piece of bone breaking off and causing pain. The knee is most often affected but it can occur in ankles and elbows. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Osteochondritis Dissecans is available below.

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Causes of Osteochondritis Dissecans

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Osteochondritis dissecans results from a loss of the blood supply to an area of bone underneath a joint surface and usually involves the knee. The affected bone and its covering of cartilage gradually loosen and cause pain. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Knee Problems: NIAMS)

Definitions of Osteochondritis Dissecans:

A type of osteochondritis in which articular cartilage and associated bone becomes partially or totally detached to form joint loose bodies. Affects mainly the knee, ankle, and elbow joints. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Osteochondritis Dissecans as a "rare disease".
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