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König's syndrome I

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A disease of the tubular bones affecting both sexes, with onset at all ages, but most commonly seen in adult males. Osteochondritis is associated with subchondral inflammatory processes and necrotic dissection of fragments of the cartilage, resulting in loos bodies in the bone and joint cavities. Asymptomatic for a long time; occasional or persistent sharp pain in joint or exacerbated by pressure. Occasionally, locking of joint (transitory).


  • F. König:
    Über freie Körper in den Gelenken.
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Chirurgie, Leipzig, 1887/1888, 27: 90-109. Lehrbuch der allgemeinen Chirurgie für Aerzte und Studierende. Berlin, 1889, page 751.

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