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Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2018 Feb;22(1):118-124. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1627094. Epub 2018 Feb 6.

Osteochondroses.

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1
Department of Radiology, Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida.
2
Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Department of Radiology, Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida.
3
Division of Pediatric Imaging, Department of Radiology, Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida.

Abstract

The osteochondroses are a group of disorders that affect the epiphysis or epiphyseal equivalent segments of the immature skeleton. These disorders are believed to be primarily the result of traumatic or vascular pathology, often in the setting of overuse, and are usually self-limited. Their imaging findings are based on the time of the study within the natural course of the disease process. Early findings may best be demonstrated by magnetic resonance imaging or may be recognized radiographically as sclerosis of the involved segment. Later disease demonstrates bone fragmentation and collapse, followed by healing where bone architecture is restored with variable reconstitution of the normal morphology.

PMID:
29409078
DOI:
10.1055/s-0038-1627094
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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