Osteochondrosis (Osgood-Schlatter and Osteochondritis Dissecans)

  • Jose M. Ramirez


Disorders like OCD and apophysitis are common in pediatric orthopedics. Most of these are self-limited. OCD about the knee, for example, may eventually require surgical intervention if conservative management fails.


Sports injuries Knee pain Elbow pain 

What is the most common location for OCD in the upper extremity of a young athlete?


What is the most common location for OCD of the knee?

Medial femoral condyle

What is Sinding-Larsen Johansson syndrome ?

Chronic apophysitis of inferior pole of the patella

What can be seen on radiographs of the knee in Osgood-Schlatter’s disease ?

Fragmentation of the tibial tubercle

What is Iselin’s disease ?

Apophysitis of base of fifth metatarsal

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jose M. Ramirez
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryAlpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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