Osteochondrosis is a group of diseases wherein a localized tissue death, also known as necrosis, occurs in a growing bone, specifically in the site where bone formation takes place. When there is not enough blood supply in the bone area, the result is tissue death. The etiology of this disease is still idiopathic or unknown. The singular term is osteochondrosis.}}

Fast Facts:

  • Other names: Osgood Schlatter Disease and Epiphyseal Ischemic Necrosis.
  • It is common among children and adolescents.
  • Possible causes are stress and micro trauma in joints and boron deficiency.
  • The disease can affect different areas of the body, such as the spine and joints.

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