What Is Osteochondritis Dissecans?

Osteochondritis Dissecans, or OCD, is a condition that occurs in the joints, mostly in children and adolescents. It condition occurs when a small piece of bone begins to separate due to lack of blood flow. As a result of this, the bone and cartilage surrounding it begins to crack and loosen. The most common joints affected by this condition are knees, ankles, and elbows. OCD usually affects one joint, but can affect multiple joints in children.