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Osteochondrosis MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Osteochondrosis
Tree Number(s)
C05.116.821
Unique ID
D055034
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D055034
Scope Note
Any of a group of bone disorders involving one or more ossification centers (EPIPHYSES). It is characterized by degeneration or NECROSIS followed by revascularization and reossification. Osteochondrosis often occurs in children causing varying degrees of discomfort or pain. There are many eponymic types for specific affected areas, such as tarsal navicular (Kohler disease) and tibial tuberosity (Osgood-Schlatter disease).
Entry Term(s)
Koehler Disease
Koehler's Disease
Navicular Osteochondrosis
Osgood-Schlatter Disease
NLM Classification #
WE 259
Previous Indexing
Osteochondritis (1963-2008)
Public MeSH Note
2009; see OSTEOCHONDRITIS 1963-2008
History Note
2009; use OSTEOCHONDRITIS 1963-2008
Date Established
2009/01/01
Date of Entry
2008/07/08
Revision Date
2011/06/24
Osteochondrosis Preferred
Osgood-Schlatter Disease Narrower
Koehler Disease Narrower
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