Osteochondritis dissecans of the knee

Zanon, Giacomo and Di Vico, Giovanni and Marullo, Matteo (2014) Osteochondritis dissecans of the knee. Joints, 2 (1). pp. 29-36. ISSN 2282-4324

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Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the knee is a common cause of knee pain and dysfunction among skeletally immature and young adult patients. OCD is increasingly frequently seen in pediatric, adolescent and young adult athletes. If it is not recognized and treated appropriately, it can lead to secondary osteoarthritis with pain and functional limitation. Stable lesions in skeletally immature patients should initially be managed non-operatively. Unstable juvenile lesions and stable juvenile lesions that fail to heal with non-operative treatment require a surgical treatment. By contrast, adult OCD of the knee rarely responds to conservative measures because of limited healing potential. Operative treatment depends on the lesion stage, and there exist several surgical options.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cartilage, knee, osteochondral, osteochonditis dissecans
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.5 Medicina regionale; Chirurgia regionale
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2014 11:35
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2014 11:35
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/10071

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