Intra-articular osteoid osteoma (IAOO) is a relatively rare entity and can pose a therapeutic challenge due to proximity to the cartilage surface. We present 2 cases of subchondral osteoid osteomata within the distal femur treated with excision and osteochondral grafting of the resultant defect.
Subchondral IAOO can pose a therapeutic challenge. Our patients had an effective pain relief and return to activities with this treatment strategy.
1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
2School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California
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Investigation performed at University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
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