What is osteochondritis?

Also known as: osteochondrosis, osteochondritis dissecans, OCD, overuse injury.

OCD is a bone/cartilage/joint abnormality in which small fragments/pieces of bone or cartilage die, come loose from the rest of the bone, and then lie in a joint. It is most common in the knees, elbows, hips and ankles of adolescents (though can occur at any age) 10-20 years of age.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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