Bilateral Bicondylar Osteochondritis Dissecans in a Child with Spastic Diplegia and Crouch Gait

A Case Report

Derek T. Nhan, Marcel Robles Garcia, Rushyuan Lee

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CASE: The cause of osteochondritis dissecans is unknown. Various hypotheses suggest mechanical, ischemic, and hereditary causes. We describe a 13-year-old girl with spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy, who had an associated crouch gait and presented with bilateral osteochondral defects of the medial and lateral femoral condyles. CONCLUSION: This case highlights the potential role of repetitive microtrauma, likely due to the poor biomechanical forces in a crouch gait, and provides support for a mechanical cause of osteochondritis dissecans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e41
JournalJBJS case connector
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

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Bilateral Bicondylar Osteochondritis Dissecans in a Child with Spastic Diplegia and Crouch Gait : A Case Report. / Nhan, Derek T.; Garcia, Marcel Robles; Lee, Rushyuan.

In: JBJS case connector, Vol. 8, No. 2, 01.04.2018, p. e41.

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