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Definition of «Osteochondritis dissecans»

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Osteochondritis dissecans: A condition in which a fragment of bone in a joint is deprived of blood and separates from the rest of the bone, causing soreness and making the joint "give way". Diagnosis is by X-ray. Treatment is usually by casting, although if the fragment has detached completely, arthroscopic surgery may be needed. Abbreviated OCD or OD.

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