oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Osteochondritis dissecans
|Article Title||Osteochondritis dissecans|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Publication Date||Mar 1996|
|Keyword(s)||Ankle, Crutches, Dome of talus, Fragments, Knee, Lateral medial femoral condyle, Ossification defect in adolescence, Osteocartilaginous bone, Posteromedial, Treatment and Vascular insufficiency|
In 1887, exactly one hundred years ago, F. Konig presented a paper about loose bodies in joints. He concluded that there were three causes for loose bodies in a joint. 1. Severe trauma causing a breaking off of a part of thejoint. 2. Lesser trauma which might contuse the bone giving rise to necrosis which then might separate. 3. Minimal trauma where some predisposing factor would appear to cause the separation. Not much has changed in 100 years.
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