Osteochondrosis Dissecans

  • W. Müller
Part of the Progress in Orthopaedic Surgery book series (ORTHOPAEDIC, volume 3)


The clinical picture of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee is typical and usually follows a predictable course, but the etiology remains unclear. Although inflammatory changes are rarely seen, the English and French literature continue to call this an osteochondritis dissecans. In the German literature the concept of osteochondrosis dissecans has appeared but even this terminology does not help clarify the cause. The two most popular etiologic theories are hereditary predisposition or trauma.


Articular Cartilage Cancellous Bone Articular Surface Femoral Condyle Medial Collateral Ligament 
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