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Osteochondritis dissecans

Disease definition

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.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • König disease
  • Prevalence: 1-5 / 10 000
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: M93.2
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0029421
  • MeSH: D010008
  • GARD: 12703
  • MedDRA: 10031231

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