Osteochondritis Dissecans

Osteochondritis dissecans is caused by a lack of blood supply to the end of bones, affecting the cartilage in specific regions of the body. Once blood supply is restricted, a fragment of cartilage or bone may become loose and break off causing considerable amounts of pain. This condition commonly occurs in young adults and teenagers.

Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Locking of joint
  • Decrease in range of motion
  • Swelling and tenderness

Treatment

  • Rest
  • Brace when necessary
  • Anti-inflammatory medication when necessary