Treatment of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee

James A Hill*, Salil Rajmaira

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The treatment of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee is a controversial topic. One common theme is that joint surface restoration is of paramount importance. Arthroscopy has numerous advantages, is strongly advocated in the initial treatment of osteochondritis dissecans, and should be in the forefront of the orthopaedist’s armamentarium of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. The stage of the lesion dictates the course of treatment, which is described in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-61
Number of pages5
JournalTechniques in Orthopaedics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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