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Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee in a Subadult from a Medieval (Ninth Century A.D.) Site in Croatia

Šlaus, Mario; Cicvara-Pećina, Tatjana; Lucijanić, Ivica, Pećina, Marko; Strinović, Davor
Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee in a Subadult from a Medieval (Ninth Century A.D.) Site in Croatia // Acta clinica Croatica, 49 (2010), 2; 189-196 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)

Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee in a Subadult from a Medieval (Ninth Century A.D.) Site in Croatia

Šlaus, Mario ; Cicvara-Pećina, Tatjana ; Lucijanić, Ivica, Pećina, Marko ; Strinović, Davor

Acta clinica Croatica (0353-9466) 49 (2010), 2; 189-196

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Ključne riječi
Paleopathology; osteochondritis dissecans; medieval Croatia

Although osteochondritis dissecans of the knee has been known for a long time, we still do not fully understand why it develops. This prompted us to present and describe an example of osteochondritis dissecans identified in the Osteological collection of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. The case of osteochondritis dissecans described in this report was recovered from the Gluvine kuće cemetery in the Dalmatian hinterland, approximately 28 km north-east of Split. A total of 77 graves were excavated and the individual exhibiting osteochondritis dissecans was recovered from grave number 16 that belongs to the younger phase of the cemetery that lasted during the second half of the 9th century A.D. Osteochondritis dissecans was noted in a subadult individual. The pathological changes consistent with osteochondritis dissecans are present on both medial femoral condyles (Figure 1). The lesion on the right femoral condyle is an oval crater-like defect with well defined margins and a porous floor of course trabecular bone. The lesion on the left femoral condyle is basically, with two small provisions, identical to the one on the right side. The first is that it is slightly smaller, while the second is that unlike its antimere, it has a well preserved bone fragment that fits perfectly into the ostechondritic pit (Figure 2). Radiographic analyses of the femoral condyles support a diagnosis of osteochondritis dissecans and show a well-demarcated radiolucent defect in the articular surfaces of both joints surrounded by a thin sclerotic repair zone (Figures 3-5). According to the classification systems this degree of change corresponds to stage 3 or grade 3 osteochondritis dissecans – a detached but non-displaced fragment. Returning, for a second, to the opinion that prompted us to present this case, it is clear that during the last 1100 years there have been no significant morphological or radiological changes in the characteristics of osteochondritis dissecans.

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Projekt / tema
101-1970677-0670 - Bioarheološka istraživanja srednjovjekovnih populacija Hrvatske (Mario Šlaus, )

Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti

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  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus

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