Gabrielius Jakutis, Kęstutis Trainavičius


Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a disease of the subchondral bone and its overlying cartilage. In most cases it has chronic, ingravescent course. Various etiopathogenetic causes have been proposed including trauma, repetitive trauma, microtrauma, genetic, metabolic and vascular factors. Osteochondritis dissecans usually involves the knee joint, an elbow, and the ankle joint. Due to aspecific signs of the disease, the major part of the diagnosis is based on imaging examination. There is a wide variety of treatment strategies for osteochondral defects, but the most common are conservative and chirurgical management with various up-to-date methods. We report a case of an osteochondritis dissecans of the talus and present diagnostic and chirurgical measures that were taken to manage the disease.

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Keyword(s): osteochondritis dissecans, osteonecrosis, subchondral bone, ankle joint, talus
DOI: 10.5200/sm-hs.2013.121
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