Bilateral osteochondritis dissecans of the shoulder


osteochondritis dissecans; chondral defect; humeral head; humeral defect; shoulder arthroscopy

Published online: Jan 22 2023

Barbara J. C. Favier, Daniël M. C. Janssen

From the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at St.-Trudo Hospital, Sint-Truiden in Belgium


Osteochondritis dissecans as a pathology is pre-dominantly described in the knee, elbow and ankle. Osteochondritis dissecans of the humeral head is a more uncommon reported injury. We present a case of a bilateral osteochondritis dissecans of the humeral head in a 16-year-old soccer player and an algorithm for treatment of OCD of the humeral head.

To our knowledge this has never been described so specifically in literature before.