Osteochondritis Dissecans

Osteochondritis dissecans is a joint condition in which a piece of cartilage, along with a thin layer of the bone separates from the end of the bone because of inadequate blood supply.  The separated fragments are sometimes called “joint mice”.  These fragments may be localized, or may detach and fall into the joint space causing pain and joint instability.

Osteochondritis Dissecans


  • Elbow pain
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Increase in pain due to activity


  • X-ray
  • CT-scan
  • MRI

Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Dry Needling
  • Steroid and Hyaluronic Acid Image Guided Injections
  • Image Guided Calcific Barbotage

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