Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2018; 22(01): 118-124
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1627094
Review Article
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Osteochondroses

Franklin Danger
Department of Radiology, Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida
,
Christopher Wasyliw
Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Department of Radiology, Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida
,
Laura Varich
Division of Pediatric Imaging, Department of Radiology, Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida
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Publication Date:
06 February 2018 (online)

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.