osteochondritis dissecans

[ dĭsĭ-kănz′ ]

n.

Separation of a portion of joint cartilage and of underlying bone, usually involving the knee.

Nearby words

  1. osteoblastoma,
  2. osteocartilaginous,
  3. osteochondritis,
  4. osteochondritis deformans juvenilis,
  5. osteochondritis deformans juvenilis dorsi,
  6. osteochondrodystrophy,
  7. osteochondroma,
  8. osteochondromatosis,
  9. osteochondrosarcoma,
  10. osteochondrosis


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