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Osteochondrosis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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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
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Osteochondrosis Preferred
Osgood-Schlatter Disease Narrower
Koehler Disease Narrower
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