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Osteochondritis dissecans


Other Names for this Disease
  • Aseptic necrosis
  • OD
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  • My husband has had osteochondritis dissecans for a number of years and has undergone multiple surgeries.  His condition is causing him more pain and disability than ever. He can hardly walk without assistance. He's been recommended knee replacements, but our insurance won't cover this surgery. Is there any advice that you can give me?  I'm not sure how I can help him. Click here for answer