Osteochondritis Disorders

Osteochondritis disorder is a joint condition whereby a variable amount of bone and its adjacent cartilage loses its blood supply. Osteochondritis disorders can involve the bone and cartilage of virtually any joint. Elbows and knees are most commonly affected. Usually, only a small portion of the affected cartilage is involved. Osteochondritis disorders most commonly affects boys between 9 and 18 years of age.