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Osteochondritis dissecans of the knee

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Introduction

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Anatomy

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Pathogeneis

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Natural History

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Patient History and Physical Findings

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Imaging and Diagnostic Studies

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International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) Classification System for OCD Lesions:

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  • ICRS OCD I - stable lesions with a continuous but softened are covered by intact cartilage
  • ICRS OCD II -  lesions with partial discontinuity that are stable when probed
  • ICRS OCD III - lesions with a complete discontinuity that are not yet dislocated ("dead in situ")
  • ICRS OCD IV - empty defects and defects with a dislocated fragment or a loose fragment within the bed
  • *Subgroups ICRS OCD I-IVB are lesions greater than 10mm in depth

Differential Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Postoperative Care

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Outcome

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Complications

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