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Osteochondritis dissecans


Other Names for this Disease
  • Kônig disease
  • OD
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Tests & Diagnosis

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How is osteochondritis dissecans diagnosed?

A diagnosis of osteochondritis dissecans is usually suspected based on the presence of characteristic signs and symptoms. Additional testing can then be ordered to confirm the diagnosis. These test may include x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or computed tomography (CT scan).[1][2]

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Last updated: 2/8/2015

References
  1. Osteochondritis dissecans. Mayo Clinic. September 2012; http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteochondritis-dissecans/basics/symptoms/con-20024803.
  2. Osteochondritis Dissecans. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. March 2012; http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00610.


Testing

  • The Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) provides information about the genetic tests for this condition. The intended audience for the GTR is health care providers and researchers. Patients and consumers with specific questions about a genetic test should contact a health care provider or a genetics professional.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Kônig disease
  • OD
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.