I have OCD… not the one you’re thinking

This one required some knee surgery.  Have a look…

OCD stands for Osteochondritis Dissecans {1}.  It’s a developmental bone lesion.  Mine was right on top of the femur and the lesion broke free from the bone back in July when Sarah and I were packing up our moving truck.

So basically, I’ve had a little junk of bone floating around in my knee for the past few months.  By “little”, I mean it was about 1.5cm (roughly the size of a dime!).  And the lesion turned out to be 14mm.

Below there are some photos taken from the scope surgery, including the fragments removed.  Ouch!


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6 comments for “I have OCD… not the one you’re thinking

  1. Mark
    December 9, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Wow, great pictures!  It’s clear to me that “IMG_1682.JPG” was pre-Percoset and “Rob’s too chipper” was after…  It’s a good thing they proved that they actually removed something from your knee, since the diagnosis of OCD “requires a high index of suspicion.”  But seriously, get better soon- I need to get back to beating you at raqcuetball…

    • Rob
      December 9, 2008 at 9:30 pm

      No, Mark, I wasn’t faking it, if that’s what you’re implying.

  2. Kim Grant-Gaylor
    December 10, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Wow!  Loved the pics.  It’s awesome what they can do with a little scope.  How’s the knee these days?

    • Rob
      December 11, 2008 at 11:55 am

      The knee is good. I’m off my crutches already. I’ll be back to volleyball soon I hope!

  3. December 24, 2008 at 7:36 am

    Not fun! Glad all went well and hopefully you won’t be going under the knife anytime soon! Merry Christmas to you both!!!

  4. alisha
    January 2, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    I have the same thing but they cant do anything about my knee until im older i got the bad knees from my mom i stil have about 7 years of waiting untill they can do anything about it because im not done growing

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