Osteochondritis dissecans of the knee in identical twins: a report of two cases.

Satsuki Onoda, Takehiko Sugita, Toshimi Aizawa, Masahiro Ohnuma, Atsushi Takahashi

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Abstract

We report the second case of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the knee in identical twins (bilaterally in one and unilaterally in the other). Fixations with bio-absorbable pins, cylindrical osteochondral graft, and osteochondral mosaicplasty were all successful and bone union was achieved. We considered that genetic factors remain essential even if other factors (particularly repetitive trauma) are mainly responsible for the occurrence of OCD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-110
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong)
Volume20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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