Arthroscopic Osteochondral Autograft Transfer for Juvenile Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Humeral Head: A Case Report

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Abstract

Case:

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) rarely affects the humeral head. We describe a 14-year-old adolescent who, despite conservative treatment, had persistent pain in the left shoulder as well as limited function. Radiographs and a computed tomography (CT) arthrogram revealed an osteochondral defect of the humeral head. He was managed with an arthroscopic osteochondral autograft transfer from the knee, which provided a satisfactory outcome.

Conclusion:

Arthroscopic osteochondral autograft transfer is an effective option for the treatment of OCD of the humeral head.

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