Disease Information for Osteochondritis dessicans

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Adolescent
Stiffness
Thigh pain
Gait disturbance/abnormality
Ankle Pain
Ankle swelling/unilateral
Arthralgias Polyarthralgias
Arthritis Children
Joint Pains
Joint pains Arthralgias in Children
Knee effusion/Fluid on knee
Knee Pain
Knee Swelling
Limp
Limping gait/orthopedic/antalgic
Locking knee
Single Joint Pain
Skeletal problems/symptoms/signs
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Single Joint Arthritis
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Demographics & Risk Factors
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adolescent
Population/Male
Population/Young adult
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Arthroscopy/Knee abnormality
Isotope Scan
Isotope/Bone scan abnormality
CT Scan
MRI/Knee abnormal
X-RAY
Xray/Ankle/Foot abnormality
Xray/Joint abnormal
Xray/Loose body/calcified in joint
Xray/Skeletal findings
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Osteomyelitis
Associated Disease & Complications
Knee osteoarthitis
Osteochondritis dessicans
Osteochondrodysplasia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Bone disorder (ex)
CLASS/Cartilage involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Skeletal (category)
Process
PROCESS/Inflammatory/Traumatic/regeneration (ex)
PROCESS/Reference organ/system (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
SX/Orthopedic procedure/surgery
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
TX/Restrict Activities
Other Treatments
TX/Immobilization/splint.
Definition

A type of osteochondritis in which articular cartilage and associated bone becomes partially or totally detached to form joint loose bodies. Affects mainly the knee, ankle, and elbow joints.

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