Osteochondritis dissecans

What is Osteochondritis dissecans?

It is a joint disorder in which cracks form in the articular cartilage and the underlying subchondral bone. OCD is caused by blood deprivation in the subchondral bone. This loss of blood flow causes the subchondral bone to die in a process called avascular necrosis.

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I had foot surgery 1 month ago. My pre-op diagnosis was navicular bone cyst with osteochondral defect. I asked if this could mean osteochondritis dissecans...

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Dear user,
Thanks for choosing HCM for your health related query.

What your orthopaedician did was very appropriate. To evacuate the cyst and to...

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I have had osteochondritis dissecans of the talus in both of my ankles and I had surgery on both ankles. My left ankle I had surgery on 2 years ago...

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You may have fractured your ankle and so I would encourage you to have an Xray. If it is not fractured then the soft tissue injury that you have...

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I have developed a popping in my right elbow. It doesn't hurt, but have to pop it in order to extend it completely. Happens many times during the...

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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

A popping sound when trying to extend the elbow may be due to different causes: (1)arthritis- this can also...

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