What is Osteochondritis Dissecans or OCD lesions?

Articular Cartilage Repair

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Microfracture

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The knee is the largest and one of the most complex joints in the human body. It consists of 4 bones, multiple ligaments, muscles and tendons, cartilage and soft tissue. The boney structures of the knee consist of the patella (knee cap), Femur (thigh bone), Tibia and Fibula (lower leg bones). The smoothness motion of the knee is accomplished through articular cartilage and fibrocartilage. Articular cartilage is the protective covering over the ends of the bones. Meniscus or fibrocartilage is the additional type. The purpose of your two meniscuses (medial – inside and lateral – outside) is to act as cushions between your femur (thigh bone) and tibia (lower leg bone). Both kinds of cartilage allow the joint to glide permitting fluid motion during active and passive activities.

Osteochondritis Dissecans

Osteochondritis Dissecans or OCD lesion is a condition that can occur and develop in children, adolescents and young adults from a decreased