One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Attributive and in the genitive. Designating a condition in which ossification occurs at the femoral insertion of the medial collateral ligament of the knee, as a result of injury.
1930s; earliest use found in American Journal Roentgenology. From the name of Augusto Pellegrini, Italian physician + the name of Alfred Stieda, German physician (who described the condition in 1905 and 1908 respectively), after French maladie de Pellegrini-Stieda.
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