Osteochondrosis of the superior pole of the patella: two cases with histologic correlation.

Wakenda Tyler, Edward F. McCarthy

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Abstract

Two cases of osteochondrosis of the superior pole of the patella are reported with histologic findings. Both patients were young girls; one had mild cerebral palsy. Sixteen cases of this disorder have been documented but without histologic study. The histologic features of these two cases showed osteonecrosis with reparative changes. These findings support that this entity is similar to other osteochondroses of the quadriceps mechanism: Osgood-Schlatter disease and Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-89
Number of pages4
JournalThe Iowa orthopaedic journal
Volume22
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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