New pediatric guideline on OCD knee

By Kevin G. Shea, MD; Hank G. Chambers, MD; and James L. Carey, MD

Board approves “Diagnosis and Treatment of OCD Knee”

Osteochondritis dissecans of the knee predominantly affects adolescent and young adult patients. Many of these patients are involved in athletics, and this condition can have a dramatic impact on them. OCD can lead to pain, swelling, mechanical symptoms, and inability to continue to play sports. The affected knee may progress to degenerative arthritis while the patient is still young.

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