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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Inflammation of cartilage and adjacent bone.


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  • O'BRIEN: They claim an MRI has shown something called osteochondritis dissecans.

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  • When blood supply to the area at the end of your bone is cut off, a condition known as osteochondritis dissecans may develop.

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  • A defect in the endochondral ossification process at the joint surface causes displacement of an area of abnormal cartilage as a fragment or flap (this condition is termed osteochondritis dissecans), or as a cyst that remains just beneath the surface of the joint.

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  • It was just a low area of signal, and he speculated that it could possibly be osteochondritis dissecans, but there is nothing definite.

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  • In another presentation, Dr. Theodore J. Ganley, director of sports medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, warned that young gymnasts often develop osteochondritis dissecans injuries -- a softening of bone underneath cartilage.

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  • The injury didn't come as a complete surprise to Brandt, who was diagnosed with the chronic bone condition osteochondritis at age 13.

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  • The "orphan drug" status applies to BioMimetic's human growth factor that, when used in conjuction with bone grafts, can treat osteochondritis disseacans, or OCD, of the knee, elbow or ankle.

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  • The cost of those dreams is a rising tide of unpronounceable medical ailments like traction apophysitis, medial epidcondylitis and osteochondritis dissecans, scary badges that are being attached to athletes at younger and younger ages.

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  • Symptoms of osteochondritis dissecans are a direct result of the irregularity of the cartilage within the affected joint.

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  • The knee is most commonly affected, although osteochondritis dissecans can occur in other joints, including your elbow, hip and ankle.

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