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Osteochondritis dissecans of the capitellum: autologous osteochondral mosaicplasty: a case report.

Abstract

The etiology of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the capitellum is unknown but has generally been attributed to repetitive microtrauma or ischemia. We present a case report of a handball player with OCD of the capitellum. Preoperatively, he complained of elbow pain. CT imaging showed the injury. This patient was treated with mosaicplasty harvested from the lateral femoral condyle. He returned to his full former sports activities within 6months of surgery. The continuity of the cartilage layer between the osteochondral graft and the capitellum was shown on CT arthrogram images at 12months after surgery. We believe that mosaicplasty gives successful results with end-stage OCD of the capitellum.

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  • Authors

    Allagui M, Koubaa M, Bellaj Z, Amara K, Aloui I, Hamdi MF, Abid A

    Source

    Chirurgie de la main 31:4 2012 Sep pg 206-9

    MeSH

    Adolescent
    Cartilage
    Femur
    Humans
    Humerus
    Male
    Orthopedic Procedures
    Osteochondritis Dissecans
    Tomography, X-Ray Computed

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22980988