Osteochondritis dessicans [top]

  • Aching knee pain and swelling after activity with locking and giving way
  • Usually affects teenager or young adult
  • Caused by separation of articular cartilage from underlying bone
  • Risk factors: Trauma, Male, Overuse in sports

Meniscal cyst [top]

  • Knee pain, clicking, giving way
  • May have palpable mass at joint margin

Loose bodies in knee joint [top]

  • Recurrent knee pain, locking, giving way
  • Swelling and effusion
  • Causes include osteoarthritis, osteochondritis dessicans, chip fractures