Osteochondritis dissecans

What is Osteochondritis dissecans?

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a rare bone disease characterized by an acquired idiopathic necrotic lesion of subchondral bone with the formation of a sequestrum, which may detach to form loose bodies in joints. OCD mainly affects the knee, ankle and elbow joints and can lead to pain, functional limitations and secondary osteoarthritis.

Other condition names

  • König disease

Inheritance type

Not applicable

Age of Onset

  • All ages
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