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A case of osteochondritis dissecans in rickets

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Rickets and the decreased ossification associated with it can give rise to abnormally low bone density and weakened osseous structures. Despite this association, rickets has rarely been associated with osteochondral defects, and the imaging findings of this association have not been previously described on magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. This case report presents an adolescent male with a clinical history of rickets and recent-onset knee pain that was determined to be caused by bilateral osteochondritis dissecans. Prompt recognition of osteochondritis dissecans is important, as this entity is a treatable cause of knee pain.

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Quan, A.W., Beall, D.P., Berry, E.R. et al. A case of osteochondritis dissecans in rickets. Emerg Radiol 11, 219–221 (2005).

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