Osteochondritis Dissecans

About Osteochondritis Dissecans:

Osteochondritis dissecans is a condition of the joint where bone underneath cartilage of a particular joint goes into a state of atrophy due to a lack of blood circulation in that area. The affected bone and cartilage may break loose and cause pain and cause a loss of motion in the joint. This is a condition that is found most often in children and adolescents.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Swelling and tenderness
  • Joint popping and/or locking
  • Joint weakness
  • Decreased range of motion

How is it Treated?

  • Physical Therapy
  • Surgical intervention may be required. Seeing an orthopedic specialist should be considered.

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